Recently analyzed lava samples suggest water was present when the planets were just beginning to form.
After examining the geophysical and geochemical characteristics of Earth's core and mantle, researchers now believe there are higher oxygen concentrations than previously thought. This sheds light on Earth's formation 4.56 billion years ago.
Scientists discovered the world's longest known chain of continental volcanoes. It spans 2,000 kilometers across Australia, from Whitsundays in North Queensland to Melbourne in central Victoria.
Some diamonds found in Canada's Northwest Territories contain ancient seawater, according to recent studies. While these diamonds formed through processes like the precious gems we know, they are younger and uglier.
Like humanity, the earth's magnetic pull seems at least partly birthed by Africa.
It turns out hot spots in Earth's mantle are not to blame for some of Hawaii's known underwater volcanoes, but rather they formed from cracks or fractures in the oceanic crust, according to a new study.
Traveling into the deepest depths of the Earth has frequently been a premise for some of Hollywood's more ridiculous science-fiction movies. However, experts have long known that there is no place for humanity - or life as we know it - under the incredible heat and pressure's of our planet's core. Now, researchers are using some of the world's most powerful supercomputers to look where we physically cannot.