How the Angel Falls of Venezuela were discovered and named
By: Robin Lamb
Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world. Hidden away in a region of south-eastern Venezuela that is so remote it is still known as “The Lost World,” the falls are 979 meters high, with a clear drop of 807 meters. Although...
By: Robin Lamb
Scientists may at last have uncovered the truth behind a mystery that is 65 million years old. According to findings presented at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas, a research team from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire claims that the dinosaurs, and...
By: Colette Georgii
Today the North Sea is located northwest of central Europe and is touched by the shores of Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the northern tip of France. The geological formation of the North Sea happened millions of years ago during four...
By: Cynthia Astle
"Hot rocks" aren't just valuable jewels stolen from stores and safes. Scientists think that "hot rocks" are what made the Earth, and they're still making the planet today. Humans like to think of the planet on which we live as "solid rock." In reality...
By: Retha Boswell
Kimberlite is a type of igneous rock. It forms from the cooling of magma like other igneous rocks, but is unique because it forms over 100 miles (150 kilometers) beneath the Earth's surface and, in a matter of hours, travels to the top. It is...
By: Retha Boswell
Pegmatites are igneous rocks containing extremely large crystals, formed in the final stage of magma's crystallization. To be officially classified as pegmatite, a rock must be almost completely composed of crystals that are at least one centimeter in diameter. Pegmatite deposits sometimes also contain rare...
By: Hai Shunxi
In the early 20th century, geologist N. L. Bowen and his co-workers first proposed a theory that has since come to be known as "Bowen's reaction series." This theory, which explains the order in which minerals in igneous rocks crystallize from magma as it...
By: Terrence Tan
Onyx is a variety of chalcedony and comes in a variety of colors, ranging from white and black to shades of blue and purple. However, the most common form of onyx contains the colors brown and black. Nowadays, you can find that artificial treatments are...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Baltic Sea is a brackish body of inland water situated above the northernmost part of Europe. The Baltic Sea is bordered by a number of European countries and connects to the Atlantic Ocean through the Skagerrak Strait via the Kattegat Bay. More than 250...
By: Retha Boswell
The Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa is known as one of the geological wonders of the world. Recently, various areas of the Rift Valley have become significant points of interest as sights for geothermal energy potential. Geothermal energy is not only sustainable and clean...

 

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