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The Yarrabubba Crater, the Oldest Known Meteorite Impact on Earth

The Yarrabubba crater, located between the cities of Sandstone and Meekatharra in Western Australia, is an impact structure that has captured the attention of the scientific community due to its impressive age and geological significance. With an estimated diameter between 30 and 70 kilometers, this crater is approximately 2229 million years old, making it the […]

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A Major Earthquake Changed the Course of the Ganges 2,500 Years Ago: Could It Happen Again?

A groundbreaking study has revealed that a major earthquake 2,500 years ago dramatically altered the course of one of the world’s largest rivers, the Ganges. This previously undocumented earthquake diverted the main channel of the Ganges in what is now Bangladesh, a region still susceptible to significant seismic activity. The study, recently published in the […]

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Scientists Confirm Earth’s Inner Core Rotation is Slowing Down, and is Now Slower than the Surface

Scientists from the University of Southern California (USC) have confirmed that the Earth’s inner core is rotating more slowly than the planet’s surface. This significant finding, published in Nature, reveals that the inner core began to decelerate around 2010, overturning previous beliefs about its rotational dynamics. For decades, the scientific community has debated the movement […]

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Researchers Decode One of the Greatest Environmental Disasters in Earth’s History, the “Carnian Crisis”

The study, published in Scientific Reports, reveals astonishing details about how the global climate changed 233 million years ago, leading to a massive extinction in the seas of the Mesozoic era. The global “Carnian Crisis”, which lasted for two million years (from 234 to 232 million years ago), left its mark on the rocks of […]

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Researchers find the Oldest Undisputed Proof of Earth’s Magnetic Field: 3,7 Billion Years Old

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made an important discovery about the history of Earth’s magnetic field. They found the oldest clear evidence that Earth had a magnetic field, dating back 3.7 billion years. This is a significant finding that helps us understand more about the ancient […]

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Earth’s Oldest Fossilized Forest Found: it’s 390 Million Years Old

Along the towering sandstone cliffs of the Devon and Somerset coast in southwest England, researchers have uncovered an extraordinary find – the oldest known fossilized forest on Earth dating back 390 million years. The fossilized trees, discovered and identified by researchers from the University of Cambridge and Cardiff University, represent the oldest fossilized trees ever […]

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Scientists Discover the Base of a 100-Meter-High Star-Shaped Dune in Morocco Dates Back 13,000 Years

Scientists have finally solved the mysterious absence of star-shaped sand dunes in the geological record of Earth’s history, managing to date one of these dunes back thousands of years. This study, conducted by scholars from the universities of Aberystwyth, Birkbeck, and UCL, is the first to pinpoint just how long it took for a stellar […]