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Dating the Dark Earth: The Devil's Kneading Trough

One of the more celebrated Dark Earth sites subjected to the sophisticated Settled Science of radiocarbon dating is the very aptly named Devil’s Kneading Trough in Kent. 2,913 more words

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Beach Rocks

So many things to find beauty in but I always get left behind observing rocks. Especially at Rocky Beach, Port Macquarie NSW.

Apollo 11 Command Module Makes Another Journey

After spending 46 years parked at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, the Apollo 11 command module Columbia will travel again. This time, the journey will not be quite as epic as to the moon and back, but the trip is still historic. 51 more words

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Is Bird '88 Flying Again?

Back in the 1980s, Peter Bird considered how the Rockies might have been formed through a pair of papers.  The first laid out the physical pieces of how a subducting plate could affect the overriding continent if it was in contact; the second combined all those pieces into a numerical model to see what would happen if enough stress was transmitted into the crust to create the Rockies in Colorado and Wyoming. 1,873 more words

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Geology Club

Geology Club is one of the best things that I have ever been a part of. The people in the club are so smart and so good at what they do. 151 more words

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Illinois geologist dives deep to study deep-sea volcanoes: BTN LiveBIG

This past November, geologists from the University of Illinois undertook a lengthy journey, travelling thousands of kilometers from Urbana-Champaign.

But, it was the final three kilometers that proved the most momentous of the expedition. 322 more words

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Dim Star Has Seven Earth-Size Planets

The star TRAPPIST-1 is an unassuming, M8 red dwarf star. It lies 39 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. With a diameter only one-tenth that of our star, the dwarf puts out less than a thousandth as much light as the Sun. 162 more words

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