Flysch Sequence Formation
Flysch Sequence Formation

Definition: Flysch is a sequence of sedimentary rock layers that progress from deep-water and turbidity flow deposits to shallow-water shal...

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Oldest Meteorite Collection on Earth Found in One of the Driest Places
Oldest Meteorite Collection on Earth Found in One of the Driest Places

Large meteorite found in the Atacama Desert. Photo by Jérôme Gattacceca (CEREGE). Click on the image for a larger version. Earth is bo...

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Study Identifies Lherzolite as a Source Rock for Diamond Deposits
Study Identifies Lherzolite as a Source Rock for Diamond Deposits

Lherzolitic garnet inclusion inside a diamond collected from the De Beers Group Victor Mine. Photo courtesy of Anetta Banas. A star...

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Scientists Solve Mystery of Yellow Egyptian Desert Glass
Scientists Solve Mystery of Yellow Egyptian Desert Glass

(Linnas/iStock) A strange kind of yellow, exotic glass found across some of the world's desert regions has finally had its myster...

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The Largest Ammonite Ever Found?
The Largest Ammonite Ever Found?

Parapuzosia seppenradensis, biggest known ammonite, diameter 1.80 m. stands in the LWL-Museum of Natural History in Münster . The Ju...

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Newly Discovered Cousin of T. Rex Was a Pint-Sized Killer
Newly Discovered Cousin of T. Rex Was a Pint-Sized Killer

This  photo provided by Virginia Tech shows the fossilized bones of Suskityrannus hazelae. A new relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex -...

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From Earth's Deep Mantle, Scientists Find a New Way Volcanoes Form
From Earth's Deep Mantle, Scientists Find a New Way Volcanoes Form

Bermuda has a unique volcanic past. About 30 million years ago, a disturbance in the mantle’s transition zone supplied the magma to form ...

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The Moon Is Shrinking and That's Causing Moonquakes
The Moon Is Shrinking and That's Causing Moonquakes

This prominent thrust fault on the moon is one of thousands discovered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Credit: LROC NA...

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Ninety-nine-million-year-old Ammonite Trapped in Amber Discovered for First Time
Ninety-nine-million-year-old Ammonite Trapped in Amber Discovered for First Time

Amber Piece Showing Most Large Inclusions Credit NIGPAS Ancient marine organisms found trapped in amber alongside bugs and snails A...

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Moonstone Vs Opal — What's the Difference?
Moonstone Vs Opal — What's the Difference?

Definition: Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate with the chemical formula (Na,K)AlSi 3 O 8 and belongs to the felds...

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Another Bat-Winged Dinosaur Has Been Found
Another Bat-Winged Dinosaur Has Been Found

Life reconstruction of the bizarre membranous-winged Ambopteryx longibrachi A new Jurassic non-avian theropod dinosaur from 163 millio...

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Earth's Core Shares Odd Similarity With Salad Dressing
Earth's Core Shares Odd Similarity With Salad Dressing

A laser-heated diamond anvil cell is used to simulate the pressure and temperature conditions of Earth’s core. Inset shows a scanning ele...

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Scientists Discover Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Skin in Korea
Scientists Discover Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Skin in Korea

Scientists found the perfectly preserved skin traces inside footprints left by a tiny theropod. Photo by Kyung Soo Kim, et al./Scientific...

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A 99-Million-Year-Old Millipede, Perfectly Preserved in Amber
A 99-Million-Year-Old Millipede, Perfectly Preserved in Amber

The newly described millipede (Burmanopetalum inexpectatum) seen in amber. Credit: Leif Moritz Amber from Age of the Dinosaurs Disc...

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Asteroid Samples Found With Water Hint Half Our Oceans Could Have Come From Space
Asteroid Samples Found With Water Hint Half Our Oceans Could Have Come From Space

The samples studied by Jin and Bose came from the feature called the Muses Sea, which is the smooth area in the middle of Itokawa. Credit...

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