Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.

BBC Science News | June 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology mars space-exploration nasa curiosity-rover

Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau

A comprehensive study assesses the flood danger posed by glacial lakes across the Tibetan Plateau.

By Jonathan Amos | April 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology environment nepal china tibet climate-change

Climate change: European team to drill for 'oldest ice' in Antarctica

The near-3km-long Antarctic ice core should reveal the cause of a key shift in Earth's climate past.

By Jonathan Amos | April 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: geology earth-science antarctic climate-change

Climate change: Warning from 'Antarctica's last forests'

Scientists call for more research into the last time when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were the same as today.

By Jonathan Amos | April 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: geology earth-science fossils antarctic climate-change

Fossils record dinosaur-killing impact

Remarkable fossils shed light on the minutes and hours that followed the Earth-changing asteroid strike.

By Jonathan Amos | March 29, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: geology asteroids fossils dinosaurs

Climate change: Drilling in 'Iceberg Alley'

The huge blocks of ice that drift away from Antarctica have a story to tell about Earth's past - and its future.

By Jonathan Amos | March 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: geology icebergs earth-science oceans antarctic climate-change

'Mission Jurassic' dinosaur hunt to get under way

British scientists are about to participate in one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in decades.

By Jonathan Amos | March 25, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: university-of-manchester geology london fossils palaeontology manchester dinosaurs wyoming

New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System

Ultima Thule has been described as a Frankenstein object, composed of "poorly formed snowmen".

By Paul Rincon | March 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: geology space-exploration nasa pluto

Nasa InSight probe: Mars 'mole' hits blockage in its burrow

The Insight probe's efforts to drill down below the surface of Mars appear to have hit some stony obstructions.

By Jonathan Amos | March 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology mars insight space-exploration nasa

UK Antarctic meteorite hunt bags large haul

The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: geology earth-science manchester antarctic

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