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    A simulated view from above Tellus Tessera, one of the regions on Venus where Byrne et al identified the presence of layering. Image credit: NASA.

    Venusian Tesserae Feature Layered, Folded and Eroded Rocks | Planetary Science, Space Exploration

    A significant portion of some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, has striations consistent with layering, according to new research led by North Carolina State University. A simulated view from above Tellus Tessera, one of the regions on Venus where Byrne et al identified the presence of layering. Image credit: NASA. Tesserae were first identified as a…

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    Venus’ ancient layered, folded rocks point to volcanic origin

    A simulated view from above Tellus Tessera, one of the regions on Venus where Byrne et al. identify the presence of layering. Image generated from NASA’s Magellan mission data. Credit: North Carolina State University An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity.…

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    Rocks and Fossils of Fullerton

    Of the three major rock groups in geology, only sedimentary rocks occur within the city limits of Fullerton. Igneous and metamorphic rocks are not found in the Fullerton area.  However, these sedimentary rocks tell a remarkable story of how the landscape that is now Fullerton has changed from beach to present-day dry land. Sedimentary rocks are formed from the breakdown…

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  • UK earthquake – Magnitude 3.3 tremor rocks Leighton Buzzard with houses ‘shaking’ and felt across three counties

    SOUTHERN England has today been rocked by an earthquake. The 3.3 magnitude tremor left houses “shaking” and it was felt across a number of counties in the South East this morning. 2 According to the British Geological Survey, the epicentre was in Leighton Buzzard, picturedCredit: Alamy 2 The 3.3 magnitude tremor was felt in three counties this morningCredit: Twitter Residents…

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    4.0 magnitude earthquake rocks areas of Santa Rosa County Thursday morning

    Annie Blanks, Pensacola News Journal Published 10:55 a.m. CT Sept. 3, 2020 | Updated 11:01 a.m. CT Sept. 3, 2020 CLOSE An image from the U.S. Geological Survey shows where a 4.0-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Santa Rosa County on Thursday, Sept. 3. (Photo: Courtesy of USGS) The United States Geological Survey recorded a 4.0 magnitude earthquake right on the Florida/Alabama line…

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    Midewin Rocks -Geology Webinar

    Sep 19 | Midewin Rocks -Geology Webinar

    Neighbors — please be mindful of social distancing guidelines while you do your part to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. See the latest guidance from the CDC here. This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own. A 1-mile-thick glacial ice sheet moved over Illinois 15,000 years ago and left its…

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    Smithsonian Geologist Liz Cottrell answers your questions in the National Museum of Natural History’s YouTube series, “The Doctor Is In.” (Smithsonian Institution)

    How to Identify Rocks and Other Questions From Our Readers | Smithsonian Voices | National Museum of Natural History

    Smithsonian Voices National Museum of Natural History How to Identify Rocks and Other Questions From Our Readers August 6th, 2020, 10:00AM / BY Anna Torres Smithsonian Geologist Liz Cottrell answers your questions in the National Museum of Natural History’s YouTube series, “The Doctor Is In.” (Smithsonian Institution) Join Smithsonian Geologist Dr. Liz Cottrell as she answers your questions about volcanoes,…

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    Phil Hugo: Of rocks, cairns and memories far and near

    “You have to be dumber than a box of rocks to mail rocks to yourself!” I looked up from the task at hand in the post office in Logan, Utah, surveying other customers. There were smiles and a chuckle or two. To my relief, no one echoed my self-deprecating humor. At least not audibly. I secured the boxes, paid the…

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    An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet

    Why has Earth’s climate remained so stable over geological time? The answer just might rock you. Rocks, particularly the types created by volcanic activity, play a critical role in keeping Earth’s long-term climate stable and cycling carbon dioxide between land, oceans and the atmosphere. Scientists have known for decades that rock weathering — the chemical breakdown of minerals in mountains…

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    NASA rover off to Mars seeking rocks, signs of life

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle loaded with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of a long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. NASA’s Perseverance rode a mighty…

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