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Glimpse deep into Earth's crust finds heat source that may stabilize continents

10/20/2020

Rocks from the Rio Grande continental rift have provided a rare snapshot of active geology deep inside Earth’s crust, revealing new evidence for how continents remain stable over billions of years,... read more

To boldly go: Penn State launches planetary science consortium

10/15/2020

The quest to understand our place in the universe is one of the most enduring scientific pursuits. A new interdisciplinary planetary science initiative will focus efforts at Penn State on exploring... read more

Deep learning artificial intelligence keeps an eye on volcano movements

10/14/2020

 RADAR satellites can collect massive amounts of remote sensing data that can detect ground movements — surface defomations — at volcanoes in near real time. These ground movements could signal... read more

Climate impacts could put major fishery, food security at risk in East Africa

10/12/2020

Climate change could put a major fishery — and the millions of people who depend on it — at risk in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions, according to researchers. “Fisheries are important to... read more

Fossil carbon burned by asteroid impact contributed to dinosaur extinction

10/5/2020

An asteroid impact 66 million years ago may have released trillions of pounds of partially burned fossil carbon into Earth’s upper atmosphere as a cloud of black soot, significantly contributing to... read more

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