earth and planetary science letters

World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered

July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

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Earth’s oldest crater found in Greenland

June 29th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Geo-scientists have stumbled upon a vast, 100 km-wide crater in Greenland resulting from a massive asteroid hit a billion years before any other known collision on ... Read more...

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3.3bn years old ‘microscopic tunnels’ point to ancient life

October 13th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): At least 3.3 billion years old tiny tubes that have been, according to scientists, etched into South African rocks by microbes point towards the earliest 'trace' evidence of ... Read more...

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Evidence of 4bn-years-old life may be preserved in Martian rocks

July 30th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A research on hydrothermal formation of Clay-Carbonate rocks in the Nili Fossae region of Mars could provide a link to evidence of living organisms on Mars, roughly 4 ... Read more...

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Planetary collision created Earth and Moon

June 8th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) The Earth and Moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus, research says. The research from the ... Read more...

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The Earth, moon were created much later than previously thought

June 8th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): The Earth and moon were thought to have been formed nearly 4,537 million years ago but new research suggests they were created much later.The Earth and Moon ... Read more...

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Ocean sank 1,100 km into earth, raising chain of volcanic islands

March 6th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how an entire ocean destroyed itself 50 to 20 million years ago when its floor sank 1,100 km into the earth between Australia and New ... Read more...

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385,000yr-old ”Devils” trails” in Italy confirmed as world’’s oldest human footprints

October 14th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): A team of French researchers has confirmed that "devils'' trails" preserved in volcanic ash atop the Roccamonfina volcano in Italy are the oldest human footprints, and that ... Read more...

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Ancient mineral provides clue to early climate

June 15th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) A new analysis of ancient minerals called zircons suggests that earth's earliest continents were probably destroyed by an extremely harsh climate. Zircons, the oldest known materials on ... Read more...

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