The Moon was a lot closer to Earth 2.46 billion years ago, and the shorter distance contributed to shorter days.
The versatile mineral could contain evidence of the evolution of land plants and their effect on the sedimentary system.
Geologists examined crystals in rock from four massive eruptions in the Chilean Andes.
Using thermokinematics, researchers have found that crustal accretion along the megathrust at mid-lower crustal depths shapes plateau growth and regional drainage development.
By sampling and analyzing zircons from glacial eskers dating from about 20,000 years ago, the extent of the oldest known rocks on Earth can be better mapped and constrained.
Grouping minerals by how they were formed yields insights into our planet’s evolution across billions of years.
Through a local fixed time-step filter, global Holocene magnetic field models remain mathematically tractable refining our insight into field variability and improving archeological dating.
A new database compiles all the available pieces of information about Colombia’s geochronology, offering scientists a consistent framework in which to view and study the data in a broader context.
By analyzing rare Martian meteorites, researchers have uncovered a crystalline structure created by a large asteroid or comet impact that potentially affected the Red Planet’s habitability.