By: Red Dwyer
The term fossil fuel is a misnomer. In fact, oil does not come from the fossils we know today at all. There are no calcified dinosaur bones in the recipe for oil. Beginning 400 million years ago, single-celled plants and animals, called plankton, lived in...
By: Achilles Windsor
After the Big Bang, many areas of dust and particles came together to what we now know as galaxies, which held solar systems, and one of those held Earth. The Earth itself was formed around 4.6 billion years ago, ten million years after the...
By: Wayne Ramsey
Modern backyard geology has taken on a substantially different meaning than the traditional meaning. In modern methods of building homes, dirt is trucked in from a variety of sources that is for the most part smoothed out and made to be as perfect for that...
By: Allen Teal
Although many people believe that the earth was created, for the sake of this article, I am going to present a brief sketch of the prevailing scientific thought on the subject.The earth began as a part of a cloud of gas and debris.Sometime...
By: Red Dwyer
The most powerful force in the creation of the Grand Canyon has been erosion caused mostly by water, but also by the wind. Other contributors are the Colorado River, continental drift, vulcanism and the Earth's orbit changing the climate.Since the Grand Canyon is in...
By: Krystle Hernandez
All rocks can be classified into one of three categories: Igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic.Igneous Rocks form directly from cooled magma. The exothermic process of losing heat and cooling internally causes a phase change from magma's liquid state to its solid, crystalline state. As most...
By: Krystle Hernandez
Geologists generally study the history of Earth, its creation, and the related events that occur above and below the Earth's surface. Becoming a geologist takes a considerable amount of hard work and a lot of dedication. If you are considering a future career as a...
By: Achilles Windsor
The three main types of rock are igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock. These rocks consistently go through a cycle in which they are changed into one another. This is known as the rock cycle. Igneous rocks are solid rocks that have formed...
By: Red Dwyer
Three types of rocks- igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic- make up the Earth's crust. All three types of rocks are subject to the processes that change one type of rock to another.Igneous rocks form when magma is expelled from beneath the crust of the Earth...
By: Juan Leer
Rocks can be one of the most fascinating things in all of nature to study, because there is such a wide variety in them. If you are interested in rocks you will find different ones almost no matter where you are in the world, and...

 

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