Posts Tagged ‘geologic’

Evidence of ongoing volcanic activity found on Venus

Six years after originally finding evidence suggesting that Venus was geologically active, new research presented earlier this week at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Division for Planetary Sciences meeting indicates that lava may be flowing from one of its volcanoes. According to ScienceNews and Astronomy Magazine, a team of planetary researchers from the German Aerospace […]

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Welcome to the Anthropocene, the First Human Epoch

This week, at the 35th International Geologic Conference in South Africa, members of a working group made a formal recommendation that the Anthropocene be officially recognized as the latest geologic epoch. This would mark a transition from the Holocen…

1815 UK geologic map remains the benchmark

Although most people do not regularly appreciate it, geologic maps have been and remain a critical foundation of industrial society. They are used for myriad purposes, from locating and developing natural resources, to identifying and preparing for nat…

USGS releases first topographic map of Mercury

Using data from NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, researchers from the US Geological Survey (USGS) have created and released the first-ever complete topographic map of Mercury. The USGS team, along with colleagues from Arizona State University, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory  and NASA, compiled the […]

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