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Apr

Meet the first Earth-size planet that could support lifeIf Kepler-186f were significantly larger than Earth, it’s likely that its atmosphere would be a thick mix of hydrogen and helium, hardly supportive of life.

Meet the first Earth-size planet that could support life
If Kepler-186f were significantly larger than Earth, it’s likely that its atmosphere would be a thick mix of hydrogen and helium, hardly supportive of life.

05

Apr

Earth’s ‘zebra striped’ magnetic field has surprising sourceEarth’s magnetic field helps to shield it from cosmic radiation, and insights into how it works can help engineers improve safety measures for satellites and astronauts.

Earth’s ‘zebra striped’ magnetic field has surprising source
Earth’s magnetic field helps to shield it from cosmic radiation, and insights into how it works can help engineers improve safety measures for satellites and astronauts.

30

Mar

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth

24

Mar

When did Earth’s first whiffs of oxygen emerge?New findings complicate the ‘biological evolution versus geological evolution’ debate about Earth’s early development.

When did Earth’s first whiffs of oxygen emerge?
New findings complicate the ‘biological evolution versus geological evolution’ debate about Earth’s early development.

25

Feb

Earth’s crust is 4.4 billion years old, according to new rock fragmentZircon crystals contain microscopic remains of the Earth as it was one it was first formed, giving scientists new insights into the planet’s earliest days.

Earth’s crust is 4.4 billion years old, according to new rock fragment
Zircon crystals contain microscopic remains of the Earth as it was one it was first formed, giving scientists new insights into the planet’s earliest days.

20

Dec

Can human civilization continue indefinitely?The key to humanity’s survival will be a shift to global outlook on humans’ role in the Earth’s fate.

Can human civilization continue indefinitely?
The key to humanity’s survival will be a shift to global outlook on humans’ role in the Earth’s fate.

19

Sep

How much longer can Earth support life?Earth will eventually drift out of the solar system’s habitable zone, and then we’re all doomed.

How much longer can Earth support life?
Earth will eventually drift out of the solar system’s habitable zone, and then we’re all doomed.

20

Jul

Earth gets its picture made today: How to watchThe event will be humanity’s chance at its ‘first interplanetary photobomb.’

Earth gets its picture made today: How to watch
The event will be humanity’s chance at its ‘first interplanetary photobomb.’

10

Jul

How the Earth’s 6-year twitch changes day lengthThe ‘geomagnetic jerks’ were first discovered in the late 1960s and may be responsible for altering the length of a day by milliseconds.

How the Earth’s 6-year twitch changes day length
The ‘geomagnetic jerks’ were first discovered in the late 1960s and may be responsible for altering the length of a day by milliseconds.

11

May

Google Timelapse reveals an altered Earth
The search giant has teamed up with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to create a stunning time-lapse look at humanity’s effect on Earth over 28 years.

Google Timelapse reveals an altered Earth

The search giant has teamed up with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to create a stunning time-lapse look at humanity’s effect on Earth over 28 years.