Metals from Space Junk Are Polluting Earth's Upper Atmosphere

Falling pieces of space debris could be altering the stratosphere and negatively impacting our climate, new research suggests.

Scientists found astonishing link between Mars and Earth

Study reveals that deep-sea currents have been weakening, strengthening during 2.4m-year climate cycles

Ancient Volcanoes on Mars Hold Clues to Earth's Long-Lost Past

For a quiet, dusty lump of a planet we see today, Mars has had a surprisingly violent history, one that could reveal some clues about Earth.

Earth's Core Seems to Mysteriously Wobble Every 8.5 Years

A team led by geoscientists Yachong An and Hao Ding of Wuhan University have determined that Earth's inner core wobbles with a periodicity of 8.5 years.

Powerful space explosion shook Earth's atmosphere

The burst that originated some 2.4 billion light-years away from Earth and struck the planet on 9 October last year may have led to changes in the upper ionosphere, according to a new study.

Scientists discover alien planet debris buried deep under Earth's crust

Long ago, an alien planet crashed into Earth – causing a collision so big the debris formed the Moon and left mysterious remnants lodged deep in the Earth’s mantle.

Ancient 'Black Box' Hints at What Really Killed The Dinosaurs

Fine dust suspended in the atmosphere may have played a significant role in the extinction of dinosaurs after all.

A comet impact 13,000 years ago might have wiped out megafauna

Researchers note a "synchronicity" of geochemical signals suggesting that fragments of a comet struck Earth approximately 13,000 years ago.

Earth’s next supercontinent could put the end to human supremacy

In 250 million years, for the first time since Pangea cracked apart, the continents of Earth will crash together into a new supercontinent dubbed Pangea Ultima.

New Technology Aims to Clean Up Space Junk

NASA has awarded a contract to TransAstra to clean up space junk. One category of debris they will target is CubeSats, small satellites the size of a Rubik’s Cube. The recycling centers would allow the collected debris to be recycled.

This Meteorite Left Earth. Thousands of Years Later, It Came Back

 Scientists are seeking to confirm that a black rock discovered in Morocco in 2018 departed Earth's pull for outer space, only to return to it like a prodigal child.

Scientists discover the origin of water in our solar system

New findings suggest the water originates from the space between solar systems, billions of years before the birth of our sun.

Scientists have discovered a new core at the center of the Earth

The new layer of the inner core consists of an iron-nickel alloy, like other parts of the core, but it has a different crystal structure.

Earth's inner core may have stopped turning and could go into reverse

Chinese scientists say that based on their calculations, a small imbalance in the electromagnetic and gravitational forces could slow and even reverse the inner core’s rotation. 

Total solar eclipse plunges Antarctica into darkness

Totality was visible only in Antarctica on early Saturday, experienced by a small number of scientists experts and adventure tourists.