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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

New planet discovered has a massive ocean and it’s not too far from Earth

The scientific community has discovered a new planet. It is located 245 light-years away from Earth and has been named TOI-733b. Its size is...

Recent volcanism on Mars reveals a planet more active than previously thought

A vast, flat, "featureless" plain on Mars surprised researchers by revealing a much more tumultuous geologic past than expected, according to a study led...

Why is Iceland so volcanic?

Iceland has been forged by the heat of the Earth's core. The molten rock that now sits 800 metres below the fishing village of Grindavik...

Did life exist on Mars? Other planets? With AI’s help, we may know soon

Scientists have discovered a simple and reliable test for signs of past or present life on other planets—"the holy grail of astrobiology." In the journal Proceedings...

New image reveals secrets of planet birth

A spectacular new image released today by the European Southern Observatory gives us clues about how planets as massive as Jupiter could form. Using...

Astronomers find a planet that shouldn’t exist

When our sun reaches the end of its life, it will expand to 100 times its current size, enveloping the Earth. Many planets in...

A just world on a safe planet: First study quantifying Earth system boundaries

Humans are taking colossal risks with the future of civilization and everything that lives on Earth, a new study published in the journal Nature...

New Mars research review tells story of the red planet’s atmosphere evolution

Mars is one of the most studied planets in our solar system, second only to Earth. Signs point to the red planet once existing...

Scientists unveil a unified theory for rocky planet formation

A new theory for how rocky planets form could explain the origin of so-called "super-Earths"—a class of exoplanets a few times more massive than...

Why are most rocks on Earth much younger than the planet itself?

The rocks on Earth are not all the same age. In fact, most are significantly younger than the planet itself. The oldest sections of...

Planet spiralling into star may offer glimpse into Earth’s end

For the first time astronomers have identified a planet that is spiralling towards a cataclysmic collision with its ageing sun, potentially offering a glimpse...

How the ‘hell planet’ got so hot: New measurements reveal the orbital path of planet 55 Cnc e

New research sheds light on how the "hell planet" got so devilishly hot and how other worlds might become too toasty for life. That...

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