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09Feb 20
Mysterious Moonquakes: A Fresh Look At Apollo-era Tremors

Mysterious moonquakes: A fresh look at Apollo-era tremors

People have long assumed that the moon is geologically dead. After all, our natural satellite lacks the internal heat needed for tectonic activity. Right? But new analysis of data recorded by seismometers during the Apollo era is shedding light on unexplained moon tremors and their origins. Could the quakes recorded…

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09Feb 20
Broken Record: American Explorer Dives Deep

Broken record: American explorer dives deep

In May 2019, American explorer Victor Vescovo and his team completed the deepest-ever ocean dive—35,849 feet below the surface. Descending in a submersible to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, Vescovo identified new species of shrimp-like creatures called amphipods, collected rock samples, and found plastic pollution on the…

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Science Daily Origin of Life News

Origin of Life News -- ScienceDaily

Research into the origin of life. Learn how certain small molecule interactions may have been responsible for the life itself. You will find scientific theories and findings here.

Gallery: Deep-Sea Creatures

Video: The Big Bang Theory

Source: OHSU Teacher/Vimeo Creative Commons

Learn about the Big Bang theory, the leading explanation about how the universe began.

Web Resources

Royal Ontario Museum’s Palaeontology Tweets

How the Japan Earthquake Shortened Days on Earth

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