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Violent Collision Created Rare Meteorite
2012-11-16 11:32:50

Some meteorites found on Earth contain strikingly beautiful, translucent, olive-green crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix.

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2010-05-04 10:25:00

Scientists have uncovered evidence contained within South African rocks which shows that a weak magnetic field was present on Earth over 3 billion years ago.

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2010-03-05 07:25:00

Scientists have discovered that the Earth's magnetic field over 3 billion years ago was only half as strong as it is today, and that this weakness, coupled with a strong wind of energetic particles from the young Sun, likely stripped water from the early Earth's atmosphere.

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2009-02-01 08:05:00

In Arctic Canada, a team of geologists from the University of Rochester has discovered a surprise fossil: a tropical, freshwater, Asian turtle.

2007-04-04 13:27:10

Geophysicists at the University of Rochester announce in today's issue of Nature that the Earth's magnetic field was nearly as strong 3.2 billion years ago as it is today.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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