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Drilling for Clues to Ancient Climate

On the Joides Resolution research vessel, a team of scientists study the Earth's climate history by drilling deep into the ocean floor and analyzing the deep sea dirt. Two weeks ago the shipped docked in Newfoundland,...
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Life Could Lurk Deep Beneath Earth—in Its Oldest Water

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (2 days ago)

Much like on Earth's surface, water and rock reside deep within its crust, and they date to the earliest parts of the planet's history—leaving researchers fascinated by the secrets they may hold. In a new study published in Nature, ... Read Post

Scientists Drill a Mile Into Active Deep Sea Earthquake Zone

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (5 years ago)

In the first deep sea drilling expedition designed to gather seismic data, scientists have successfully drilled nearly a mile beneath the ocean floor into one of the world’s most active earthquake zones. Researchers aboard the drill... Read Post

Ancient Oceans Reflect Stability of Earth's Atmosphere and Climate Through Deep Time

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

An international team of scientists has reconstructed the Earth's climate belts of the late Ordovician Period, between 460 and 445 million years ago. "These ancient, but modern-looking oceans emphasize the stability of Earth's atmos... Read Post


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