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Ocean drilling has revolutionized geosciences – now geologists want to explore new depths

The JOIDES Resolution is the workhorse of the world-wide fleet of research vessels for drilling oceans. Credit: David Wong / Getty This month, scientists off the coast of Ecuador are chasing hot, teeming microbe masses that live in two long, thin holes drilled into the ocean floor. A cruise aboard the legendary research vessel JOIDES Resolution is the latest in …

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How the Apollo program turned military pilots into geologists

Stepping through the Cinder Lake Crater Field about 12 miles outside Flagstaff, Ariz., And you might encounter a white crystal-filled rock that has absolutely no business being there. The chunks of anorthosite were not deposited there by nature – they were trucked in from the mountains around Pasadena, Calif. And the craters were carved not by meteors, but by fertilizer …

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Geologists discover the largest underwater volcano in the world and explain the strange buzzing heard around the world

A strange seismic event off the coast of Africa has led scientists to a tremendous result: the discovery of the largest ever recorded underwater volcanic eruption. The outbreak could also explain a strange seismic ringing that was recorded off the coast of Africa in November 2018. Mayotte Island, located between Madagascar and Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. The researchers described …

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Yellowstone volcano: How geologists observed "earthquake SWARM" science | news

Yellowstone volcano has erupted three times in history – 2.1 million, 1.3 million, and 630,000 years ago. Jacob Lowenstein of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has completed the first geological survey of Yellowstone National Park. During their stay, the group experienced a "swarm of earthquakes" that shook the trees and the ground beneath them. In 1871, Ferdinand Vanderveer Hayden …

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Stonehenge: Geologists have found out exactly where some stones came from

A team of 12 geologists and archaeologists from across the UK this month uncovered research that traces some of the smaller stones from the prehistoric monument to two quarries in West Wales. It is solid evidence that humans were involved in "Bluestones," where they are sitting today, a full 150 miles away, the researchers say. "It has long put forward …

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Stonehenge: Geologists have found out exactly where some stones came from

A team of 12 geologists and archaeologists from across the UK this month uncovered research that traces some of the smaller stones from the prehistoric monument to two quarries in West Wales. It is solid evidence that humans were involved in "Bluestones," where they are sitting today, a full 150 miles away, the researchers say. "It has long put forward …

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