Traces of Giant, 2,700-Year-Old Solar Storm Detected in Greenland Ice

An extreme form of solar storm, known as a solar proton event (SPE) struck our planet in 660 BCE. If an event of such magnitude were to happen today, it would likely wreak havoc on our technological infrastructure.

Scientists fire harpoon on mission to eradicate space junk

A spacecraft has successfully fired a harpoon into a target orbiting Earth in an operation that could help clean-up the tonnes of space junk threatening telecommunications satellites.

Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Fast

Scientists have found that the magnetic north pole is moving at a speed of about 55 km every year. A hundred years ago, the pole was located near the coast of northern Canada. Now, it is in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon

An international team of scientists found evidence that the rock was launched from Earth by a large impacting asteroid or comet. The impact sent material into space, where it collided with the surface of the Moon 4 bil years ago.

Massive impact crater discovered in Greenland

An international team has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in the northern Greenland. This is the first time that a crater of any size has been found under one of Earth.

Incredible 'Lost World' of Underwater Volcanoes Discovered

Hidden below the waves off the east coast of Australia, scientists have discovered a 'lost world' of epic volcanic peaks buried under the Tasman Sea, never before seen with human eyes.

NASA will launch space laser tool to monitor Earth's ice

Key to the mission is NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, which will use the laser instrument to measure - within the width of a pencil - the amount of land ice elevation changes in Antarctica and Greenland.

Earth more solar exposed with rapid magnetic field reversals

The international research team found that magnetic field reversals could happen much more rapidly than the thousands of years previously thought to be needed.

‘Ring of Fire’ hit with 70 earthquakes in just 48 hours

Fears are mounting that the catastrophic “Big One” earthquake could rip through California, after 70 quakes rocked the deadly Ring of Fire in just 48 hours.

Jupiter and Venus Change Earth's Orbit Every 405,000 Years

A new study presents the first physical evidence that the Venus’ and Jupiter’s gravity can cause shifts in Earth’s orbit—and swings in its climate—every 405,000 years.

Massive sinkhole opens up in New Zealand

One scientist and several nearby dairy farmers said that the sinkhole was the largest they had ever seen, and the earth at the bottom dates back to the paleolithic era dating 60,000 years ago.

See The Fury Of Hawaii's Latest Volcanic Eruptions

Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has come alive with earthquakes and fresh lava flow.

Drone Survey Identifies New Nazca Lines in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists armed with drones have discovered more than 50 new examples of these mysterious desert monuments in adjacent Palpa province.

The Moon's water may be widespread and immobile

If the Moon has enough water, and if it's reasonably convenient to access, future explorers might be able to use it as a resource.

Earth is getting hit by too much anti-matter

Astronomers think that Earth is showered by 'anti-electrons' because of pulsars, but there are more of these particles coming at us than there should be.