European scientists think they can now describe with confidence what’s driving the drift of the North Magnetic Pole.
In the early hours of this morning, the BepiColombo spacecraft swung past Earth on its way to the inner Solar System – and in the process captured some rather glorious views of our planet.
Around 3 billion years ago, Earth may have been covered in water – a proverbial “waterworld” – without any continents separating the oceans.
Earth is bracing for a solar minimum: a dormant period in which the Sun radiates less energy or heat at our planet than usual.
Analysis finds that the planet’s protective shield was in place by at least 3.7 billion years ago, as early life arose.
An “exceptional phenomenon” near the tiny islands of Mayotte may help explain a low-frequency rumble that swept around the world last year.
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on observations by the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO, and published in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics.
Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench.