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.
A natural gorge in Taiwan is eroding at an exceptionally fast rate, showing what would traditionally be a thousand-year erosive process in mere decades. Researchers taking a close look at this natural phenomenon are calling it "downstream sweep erosion."
Researchers are saying that the earth around Chile still hasn't sorted itself out following a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred more than a century ago. Now, a pair of studies suggest that the worst is yet to come.
Humans have made many lasting marks on our planet, but possibly one of our most devastating is through our drilling, which is scarring the subterranean "underworld" of rocks beneath our feet, according to a new study.
As if Siberia understood that the world hasn't gotten enough of giant mysterious holes, the Sleeping Land has produced two more massive crater-like holes. In fact, one isn't even that far from the original at the "end of the world." What makes these a bit different is what the locals are saying about how they formed.
The gorgeous Bahamian islands may have actually been created by bacteria and sand all the way from the Sahara desert, according to a new study.
Research conducted on Jeju Island, a popular vacation spot just south of South Korea, has revealed that the island's massive volcano is likely still active, having erupted within the last 5,000 years.
The first series of photos and video from an ongoing investigation of a massive hole in Siberia have been release, all but confirming a very boring explanation for a very exciting phenomenon.
When a volcano erupts, the lava itself is not the only hazard you have to worry about. Depending on the size and type of volcano, avalanches resulting from the eruption might actually prove a more immediate danger than the eruption itself.
A gigantic and crater-like hole has appeared in northern Russia in the Yamal peninsula - a region appropriately named the "end of the world."
Strangely enough, experts have never physically seen what they theorize is Earth's most abundant mineral, until now. Finding traces of this mineral in a meteorite, researchers finally have enough hard physical evidence of its existence and properties to give it a name - bridgmanite.
A new study shows an asteroid impact many times more powerful than the one that killed the dinosaurs probably hit the Earth about 3.2 billion years ago - a cataclysmic event that changed the world's tectonic activity, created a vast array of geological features, and contributed to a shift in evolutionary patterns.
A new study reveals two new tectonic plates and revises 200 million years of geological history.