Weak spot in magnetic field may be caused by an ancient planet buried inside the Earth

There is a weak spot in the Earth’s magnetic field, and some scientists believe it may have been caused by the remnants of an ancient planet that impacted the Earth billions of years ago. The Earth has a protective geomagnetic field that shields the planet from deadly solar radiation. This field is generated by a process that … Continue reading Weak spot in magnetic field may be caused by an ancient planet buried inside the Earth

Earth may have been a “water world” three billion years ago, new research suggests

Earlier studies have suggested that the Earth was once engulfed by water and had few or no landmasses at all some three billion years ago. A recent analysis of the Earth’s mantle provides evidence in support of that idea. Published in the journal AGU Advances, it suggested that back when the planet was a molten ball of magma, its mantle held far less … Continue reading Earth may have been a “water world” three billion years ago, new research suggests

Meteorite in Michigan may hold clues to origin of life on Earth

According to a new study a meteorite that fell in Michigan in 2018 may contain clues to the origin of life on Earth. Published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, the study said that the meteorite contained a good amount of organic matter. Researchers from the U.S., Canada, Germany and China were able to pick up and examine the rock … Continue reading Meteorite in Michigan may hold clues to origin of life on Earth

Research: Strange behavior of Earth’s magnetic field in the South Atlantic believed to be symptoms of an event that repeats every few million years

The Earth is protected from solar wind — a stream of charged particles from the sun — by its geomagnetic field. But this protective barrier is weak in certain areas, particularly south of the Atlantic Ocean. Called the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA), this area makes it easier for solar wind and other cosmic rays to enter the … Continue reading Research: Strange behavior of Earth’s magnetic field in the South Atlantic believed to be symptoms of an event that repeats every few million years

Devastating solar storms are much more common than previously believed, warn scientists… and Earth is in the cross hairs

Researchers have found evidence that a massive solar storm enveloped Earth 2,600 years ago. Now, they warn that similar space weather phenomena of the same magnitude could happen again. Since the last such event in 1859, humans have come to rely on electricity. Another solar storm of that size and power would cause chaos around the world. … Continue reading Devastating solar storms are much more common than previously believed, warn scientists… and Earth is in the cross hairs

Earth’s ozone hole rapidly shrinking following ban of ozone depleting chemicals

About three decades have passed since scientists made the devastating discovery that a massive hole had developed in the Earth’s ozone layer – the shield that protects us from the sun by absorbing most of its ultraviolet radiation – right over Antarctica. Recognizing the immensely dangerous potential of the situation, most of the world’s countries … Continue reading Earth’s ozone hole rapidly shrinking following ban of ozone depleting chemicals

Organic matter found in ancient meteorites may hold clues to understanding the birth of life on Earth

Chondritic meteorites that date back to the formation of the Solar System offer a window through which we can view the distant past. Researchers believe that organic matter trapped in these antediluvian space rocks can show us how life began on our planet, an article in Alpha Galileo reported. Furthermore, the University of Manchester (UoM) research team suggests that such … Continue reading Organic matter found in ancient meteorites may hold clues to understanding the birth of life on Earth

Lunar meteorite hints at the moon having water, once upon a time

A Japanese study reported that it found a mineral in a lunar meteorite that requires water in order to form. This discovery has led researchers to theorize that Earth’s satellite used to have liquid water, an article in Space.com states. Furthermore, the researchers believe the moon may contain underground pockets of water ice. Astronauts might be able to … Continue reading Lunar meteorite hints at the moon having water, once upon a time

If the Earth’s magnetic field reverses, scientists think they know where ground zero will be

Many skeptics have been speculating over the past several years about Earth undergoing some major changes in the very near future – mainly with regards to the “flipping” of its magnetic field. And new research out of New York claims to have uncovered precisely where “ground zero” of this major event will take place. According to John … Continue reading If the Earth’s magnetic field reverses, scientists think they know where ground zero will be

We’ve already begun trashing the moon: A summary of what’s been left up there

Humanity may not be living on the moon just yet, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t left a mark on its surface. Or marks, if you will – about 400,000 pounds of it. That number is the estimated, collective weight of all the human trash that’s accumulated on the face of Earth’s satellite. Shocking as … Continue reading We’ve already begun trashing the moon: A summary of what’s been left up there