Earth’s Insides Are Cooling Faster Than We Thought, And It Will Mess Things Up

The earth was formed 4.5 billion years ago. Since then, the inside has been slowly cooling. As surface and atmospheric temperatures fluctuate over the eons (and yes, those outside temperatures are currently warming), the molten interior – the heart of our beating planet – is cooling all the time. That is not a funny metaphor. … Read more

Organic molecules found in this Martian meteorite are not from the Earth, shows study

Allan Hills Meteorite 84001. Credits: NASA / JSC / Stanford University. Organic molecules found in a meteorite that flew to Earth from Mars were synthesized during the interaction between water and rocks that occurred on the Red Planet about 4 billion years ago. The meteorite, named Allan Hills (ALH) 84001, was discovered in Antarctica in … Read more

Perseverance Has Run Into a Problem on Mars: Pebbles

A small pile of pebbles interferes with the work of the Perseverance Mars rover. The rover, which is collecting rock samples for a possible return to Earth, began the ordeal on Dec. 29, after pulling a core out of a rock the mission team called “Issole.” According to a NASA blog, the problem occurred in … Read more

Profound Discovery on Origins of Life on Earth – Evolution of Metal-Binding Proteins

Researchers have investigated the evolution of metal-binding proteins over billions of years. Addressing one of the deepest unanswered questions in biology, a team led by Rutgers discovered protein structures that could be responsible for the origin of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth. The study appears in a journal Advances in science. Researchers … Read more

New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth – BIOENGINEER.ORG

New Brunswick, NJ (January 14, 2022) – Addressing one of the deepest unanswered questions in biology, a team led by Rutgers discovered protein structures that could be responsible for the origin of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth. New Brunswick, NJ (January 14, 2022) – Addressing one of the deepest unanswered questions in … Read more

Latest Study Finds No Trace of Aliens in 4-Billion-Year-Old Martian Meteorite

To date, we have found over a hundred precious Martian rocks that have traveled from the red planet and landed on Earth at some point. Among them, the ALH84001 specimen could be one of the most puzzling. This fragment of the meteorite was picked up while riding a snowmobile in the Alan Hills ice field … Read more

There’s a Hidden Mathematical ‘Law’ in The Sand Megaripples Found All Over Earth

Wherever there is sand and atmosphere, prevailing winds can whip the grains into wavy shapes, pleasing to the eye with their soothing repetition. Certain sand waves, with wavelengths between 30 centimeters (almost 12 inches) and a few meters (about 30 feet), are known as megaripples: they are the size between ordinary waves on the beach … Read more

New NASA chief scientist pledges a plan to renew agency’s Earth satellite fleet

NASA’s newly appointed head of science and Earth science says it has “more to plan” when it comes to setting the next priorities for the agency’s older satellite fleet. Katherine Calvin is the first NASA chief scientist to also act as a senior climate adviser at the agency, a role created in February 2021. Calvin … Read more