Geology news around the web
(National Geographic) A high-resolution map from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), released yesterday, has provided the most telling visible evidence to date of a 112-mile (180-kilometer) wide, 3,000-foot (900-meter) deep impact crater, the result of a collision with a giant comet or asteroid on one of Earth's all-time worst days.
Submitted on Mar 8, 2003 by tormod
(CNN Space) Strange organic bubbles in one of the oldest known meteorites could have served as habitats for primitive microbes on our planet, according to a NASA study.
Submitted on Dec 25, 2002 by Noah
(BBC News) The largest earthquake anywhere in the world this year has struck central Alaska. It measured 7.9 on the Richter scale. Highways were damaged but no casualties have been reported, and the Trans-Alaskan oil pipeline was left unaffected.
Submitted on Nov 4, 2002 by tormod