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Volcanoes could be our fiery allies in the fight against carbon emissions
Weathering is key to locking up some of the atmosphere's natural carbon dioxide.
Diamonds contain remnants of Earth’s ancient atmosphere
To us, they may be beautiful lumps of carbon—but to scientists, they’re 2.7-billion-year-old time capsules.
How minerals and rocks reflect rainbows, glow in the dark, and otherwise blow your mind
Nature's imperfections make a feast for the eyes.
Jostling in Venus’ crust could reveal clues about Earth’s early geology
Venusian ‘campi’ behave differently than our own tectonic plates.
Peer inside the solar system’s largest canyon
Valles Marineris is bigger than the Grand Canyon many times over.
These boulders seemed to move on their own—until one scientist figured them out
Death Valley National Park’s Racetrack Playa is famous for a decades-old phenomenon.
Look inside the hidden world of Earth’s most beautiful caves
They’re not the dark, dirty holes you grew up fearing.
Local asteroid Bennu used to be filled with tiny rivers
Six new studies describe the rock’s soggy past and violent present.
A volcanologist shows what makes magma go boom
Kayla Iacovino loves scaling active volcanoes as much as she loves modeling them in her NASA lab.
Mummified leaves offer a glimpse of Earth’s ancient climate—and our future
The fossils hint at a period of high carbon dioxide levels.