Latest Lithosphere Stories
Step right up, folks! See Mercury, the incredible shrinking planet!
Covered mostly by a massive ice sheet, Greenland is known for not being very green. But new research suggests otherwise.
New research from geoscientists at UCLA reveals new information about the forces behind earthquakes by using a technique known as seismic tomography.
Scientists believe that up to three and a half times the water of all the Earth’s oceans could be being transported beneath our feet.
A new analysis from a team of American researchers has found the volcanic plume that created the Galapagos Islands isn’t where models have projected it.
The standard model for mountain structure, in which high topography must have deep roots for support, is defied by the Atlas Mountains, according to a new study from the Earth Sciences department at the University of Southern California.
The temperature of the Earth’s mantle during the Archean eon some four billion years ago was significantly higher than it is today, causing the crust to become unstable and drip back down into the mantle, according to research published this month in Nature Geoscience.
High heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere is causing the Greenland ice sheet to melt from below, according to new research published in Sunday’s online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.
For decades, scientists thought the only place in our solar system that consisted of plate tectonics was right here on Earth. However, according to new research, the Red Planet may also be undergoing the same tectonic plate movement.
A layer of partially molten rock about 22 to 75 miles underground can't be the only mechanism that allows continents to gradually shift their position over millions of years.
Earth science (or geoscience) is the science of the planet Earth. Earth science can be broken down into four major disciplines, which are: geography, geology, geophysics, and geodesy. These disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to arrive to a greater understanding of the principal areas of the Earth system. Since Earth is the only known life-bearing planet, Earth science is solely dedicated to the geophysical makeup of our own planet. One discipline,...