About 4 billion years ago during the Earth's Archean eon, the planet's mantle temperatures were far higher. Now, scientists have learned a little bit more about this time period, revealing that the crust that formed at that time was so dense that large portions of it were recycled back into the mant...
In March 2011, a devastating tsunami struck Japan's Tohoku region, leaving destruction in its wake. Now, researchers have uncovered the cause of this tsunami, shedding light on what displaced the seafloor off the northeastern coast of Japan.
See the continental size of Super-Typhoon Haiyan in this breathtaking satellite image, showing the full planet Earth and the typhoon at night approaching the Philippines and China, taken from the geostationary satellites of the Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT.
A new finding claims that, Earth's water most likely came from an asteroid collision some 4.6 billion years ago, shortly after the solar system first took shape.
The nucleus of comet ISON appeared green, which points towards the comet getting livelier as its getting closer to our Sun. The comet started experiencing sublimation.
For 300 years we have known that the Earth’s magnetic field moves gradually westward. Computer simulations on the Swiss super-computer “Monte Rosa” by researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Leeds explain why this happens.
Researchers of a new study found evidence which suggests the Earth will host habitable conditions for at least another 1.75 billion years before it falls into the Sun's "hot zone."
The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy. The reflecting power of a surface is known as ‘albedo’. Bright snow and ice have a high albedo, meaning the...
One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station used a 50mm lens to record this image of a large mass of storm clouds over the Atlantic Ocean near Brazil and the Equator on July 4, 2013. A Russian spacecraft, docked to the orbiting outpost, partially covers a small patch...
Is it possible that there are aliens on the Earth's moon? Scientists have recently discovered strange minerals at the centers of impact craters on the lunar surface.
Kepler may be down, but now NASA has another planet-hunting tool in mind. The space agency is preparing the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) observatory in order to follow in Kepler's footsteps, hunting for super-Earths and alien life.