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Confessions of a former fireball — how Earth became habitable

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Researchers at Yale and Caltech have a bold new theory to explain how Earth transformed itself from a fiery, carbon-clouded ball of rocks into a planet capable of sustaining life.…

Space Dust Analysis Could Solve Mystery of the Origins of Earth’s Water

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An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origins of the Earth’s water, after uncovering persuasive new evidence pointing to an unlikely culprit – the Sun.…

NASA, SpaceX Launch DART: First Test Mission to Defend Planet Earth

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NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first full-scale mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards, launched Wednesday at 1:21 a.m. EST on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.…

How the Earth and moon formed, explained

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The Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago out of a mixture of dust and gas around the young sun. It grew larger thanks to countless collisions between dust particles, asteroids, and other growing planets, including one last giant impact that threw enough rock, gas, and dust into space to form the moon.…

Earth may have been a water world 3 billion years ago

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The FINANCIAL -- In 1995, Universal Studios released what was, at the time, the most expensive movie ever made: “Waterworld,” a film set in the distant future where the planet Earth was almost completely covered in water and its remaining inhabitants could only dream of mythic dry land. Well, take away the future part, the…

Tiny crustaceans could play a crucial role in climate regulation

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The FINANCIAL -- Understanding the feeding habits of zooplankton has the potential to dramatically improve the ability of scientists to predict changes in ocean carbon storage and our future climate, a new study has found.The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) continues to increase, year on year, playing a major role in warming the oceans…

Interactive map gives you a chance to see where your hometown was 750 mln years ago

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The FINANCIAL — A California paleontologist has created an interactive tool that allows people to see how far their hometowns have moved over 750 million years of continental drift. The online map, designed by Ian Webster, features a range of tools that also make it easy to discover more about the Earth, such as where the first…

UAE successfully launched its first Mars mission

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The FINANCIAL — The United Arab Emirates launched its first mission to Mars. Spacecraft, called al-Amal or “Hope” was designed by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in the UAE. The Emirates Mars Mission will be the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere. The U.S. and China are also launching their own Mars missions…