Tagged: geology

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – at Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India 0

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – at Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – in early cretaceous time (about 140 m.y.) Diplodocoids and Brachiosaurs were declining. However, this didn’t mean that sauropods as a whole were destined for early extinction; an offshoot...

Abelisaurus – “Abel’s lizard” – at Balasinor jurassic park, Gujarat, India 0

Abelisaurus – “Abel’s lizard” – at Balasinor jurassic park, Gujarat, India

Abelisaurus – “Abel’s lizard” (so named because it was discovered by the Argentinian paleontologist Roberto Abel) is known by only a single skull. The one odd feature of Abelisaurus (at least, the one that...

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Beautiful Boudins – At Desuri Ghat

These boudins are seen in the Desuri Ghat section. These photos were taken in January when i was doing fieldwork  in Rajasthan. These boudins have formed in the Delhi Supergroup of rocks. Photographs owned by Abhishek...

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The Bouma Sequence

Recently me  and  my friends were discussing about the turbidity flow and its application on the sedimentary deposits and we came across the Bouma sequence . That brings us to what are turbidity currents –...

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The What, Where, and How of Shale Gas

Amazing information about Shale gas!!   taken from http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/the-what-where-and-how-of-shale-gas-part-1?goback=%2Egmp_1298547%2Egde_1298547_member_138894251%2Egde_1298547_member_151572728

Scientists Find Clues of Plate Tectonics on Mars 0

Scientists Find Clues of Plate Tectonics on Mars

Caption: Valles Marineris NASA World Wind Map Mars Credit: NASA Until now, Earth was thought to be the only planet with plate tectonics. But a huge “crack” in Mars’ surface — the massive Valles...

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Theory of Continental Drift

In geologic terms, a plate is a large, rigid slab of solid rock. The word tectonics comes from the Greek root “to build.” Putting these two words together, we get the term plate tectonics, which refers to how the Earth’s...

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Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) “Scientists still do not appear to understand sufficiently that all earth sciences must contribute evidence toward unveiling the state of our planet in earlier times, and that the truth of the...

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Mars Has Watery Insides, Just Like Earth

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution have found that water is present in surprisingly Earthlike amounts within Mars’ mantle, based on studies of meteorites that originate from the Red Planet. The findings offer insight as...

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Vesta – an Asteroid or a Planet

Vesta is the 2nd largest object present in the main asteroid belt.Its diameter is 330 miles. It’s also called a Protoplanet.  Vesta has an iron core, a varied rocky surface and possibly a magnetic...