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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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
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
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