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Visit to Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India

Rayoli, Balasinor is home to one of the largest dinosaur remains in the world. Balasinor is around an hour drive from Ahmedabad and Vadodara. Located in the state of Gujarat, it is named as “India’s...

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Why rocks flow slowly in Earth’s middle mantle

For decades, researchers have studied the interior of the Earth using seismic waves from earthquakes. Now a recent study, led by Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration Associate Professor Dan Shim,...

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Reconnaissance of Mars

Geology equips us with methods to unearth the history. But if the target is beyond our reach for field surveillance, we may have to go take the help of remote sensing equipment to gather...

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Volcanoes: Referees for the life on Earth

At the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, 200 million years ago, some 60% of species living on Earth disappeared. Scientists suspected that magmatic activity and the release of CO2 were responsible for this environmental disaster. To corroborate...

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Scientists Find Tiny Pieces of Opal in Meteorite

Small pieces of the mineral opal have been found within a brecciated ureilite meteorite from Antarctica. According to a team of scientists led by Prof. Hilary Downes of Birkbeck College London, UK, this find...