Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way

A UK team arrives in Antarctica to test its theory for why so few iron meteorites are found there.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 29, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: meteorites geology british-antarctic-survey earth-science antarctic

Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping

A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: mars earth-science carbon-dioxide space-exploration nasa european-space-agency

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

Defence chiefs want a batch of small spacecraft able to see the Earth's surface in all weathers.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science ministry-of-defence airbus-group space-exploration earth-observation

The day the dinosaurs' world fell apart

Scientists reconstruct the seconds, minutes and hours following the dino-killing asteroid impact.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: geology asteroids earth-science dinosaurs

Victor Vescovo: Adventurer reaches deepest ocean locations

Financier Victor Vescovo completes his quest to visit the deepest parts of Earth's five oceans.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science oceans marine-biology

Etna volcano: The Mountain Man celebrates his life's work

The UK volcanologist John Murray has painstakingly measured Mt Etna for half a century.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: volcanoes earth-science sicily

'Jet in a box' powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Engineers succeed in automating science experiments at the UK's Halley research station.

By Jonathan Amos | June 25, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science antarctic

'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet

UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.

By Jonathan Amos | June 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: greenland earth-science engineering climate-change cardiff

Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail

The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.

By Jonathan Amos | June 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: greenland earth-science earth-observation arctic climate-change maps

Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'

Antarctic glaciers are named after the spacecraft that revolutionised our understanding of the continent.

By Jonathan Amos | June 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science space-exploration european-space-agency antarctic

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