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How Continents Formed on Earth? Geologists Go Back 2.5 Billion Years to Reveal it

A Virginia Tech team of geologists have traced how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago and continued till 70 million years ago affecting the planet’s life, climate and the landscape. Published in Nature Geoscience, the study focused on recent geologic events such as volcanic activity 10 million years ago in what is now Panama and ...

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California has only 1 year of water left: NASA Scientist

The state of California has only about one year’s worth of water left in storage and its groundwater is rapidly depleting, a NASA scientist has found, augmenting drought fears projected earlier by scoentists based on NASA data. According to Jay Familglietti, the state has been running out of water since the current years-long drought and storage levels have been falling ...

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Next Big Thing? Mining the Moon for water, energy, minerals and shelter

With an estimated 1.6 billion tonnes of water ice at its poles and an abundance of rare-earth elements hidden below its surface, the next big thing is mining the the Moon, say experts. According to science writer Richard Corfield, private firms and space agencies are dreaming of tapping into these lucrative resources and turning the Moon’s grey, barren landscape into ...

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Exoplanets Likely to Have Water, Hospitable to Life

A recent study shows that planets outside our solar system, exoplanets, are expected to have liquid and be more habitable than previously thought. “Planets with potential oceans could have a climate that is much more similar to Earth’s than previously expected,” said Jeremy Leconte, post-doctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at University of Toronto. The study ...

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