NASA's Curiosity rover has taken a second bite out of its target mountain, this time finding that Mount Sharp can 'taste' a lot more acidic than experts expected.
NASA still has two functioning rovers rolling around the Red Planet's surface, poking at Martian rocks and dust. However, experts may not have to wait until astronauts set foot on Mars to see these rocks for themselves. A new spectroscopic analysis of the "Black Beauty" meteorite, on Earth, has revealed that it is very likely a chunk of Mars' crust dating back to an impact 4.4 billion years ago.
If diamonds truly are a girl's best friend, an unusual formation recently found in Russia may be the friendliest rock in the world. The rock, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, was found to contain a stunning 30,000 tiny diamonds and could provide important clues to Earth's geologic history.
Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in our solar system, stretches three times the height of Mount Everest, Earth's tallest mountain. So why can't our mountains grow as tall? New research argues that Earth's glaciers just won't let them.
With all the excitement of Rosetta and the Philae lander going on, we've nearly forgotten about our favorite Mars-roaming robot, the Curiosity Rover. Now Curiosity is calling in to let NASA techs know that it has taken a stroll around a mountain twice and now it's bored.
The Midwest's biggest geological feature, a mysterious Midcontinent Rift some billion years old, is actually a geological hybrid, according to new research.
Australia, despite being a massive island and continent of its own, has only one active volcanic region, and this spot has seen about 400 volcanic events in the last four million years. Now researchers have discovered the unique process that allows these eruptions to occur in a portion of the globe that is nearly devoid of volcanic activity.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover finally had its first taste of the mountain that spent the last two years trying to reach.
A team of scientists recently decided to "go, like Star Trek, where no one has gone before," to uncover new truths about violent bedrock river flow. And their discoveries have not disappointed. According to a new study, rivers flow in a much more complex pattern than you could ever imagine.
A study details how mantle plumes may cause massive rift systems where they otherwise should not be. However, other geologists have long argued that these theoretical plumes don't even exist. A new 3D model may help get to the bottom of this subterranean mystery.
It seems that all this time, the Earth's tectonic plates have just been warming up, and now they've set the treadmill to a higher setting. That is, according to a new study, which claims that Earth's tectonic plates are moving faster now than at any other point in the last two billion years.
In the middle of Death Valley, there is an incredibly dry lakebed called Racetrack Playa, and it is there that one of the strangest natural phenomena occurs. According to locals and experts alike, in the dead of night, the hundred-pound stones that can be found scattered about the ground mysteriously shift hundreds of feet.
A Massive crack tore through more than a half-mile of ground in northern Mexico, according to numerous local reports. Now experts are struggling to explain what caused it and if it is a threat to public safety.
Treacherous sands became an unexpected obstacle for NASA's Curiosity rover in July, and now the Mars traveler has been forced to change course, targeting a new geological formation for the next stage of its survey mission.