2 billion years ago, occurred a nuclear fission in the Oklo uranium deposit, current Gabon, Central Africa. It’s the only natural nuclear reactor discovered so far.
Finally was found an explanation for the dark spots on Mars’ south pole, known as “spiders”.
Research from Australian National University confirmed the existence of a core inside Earth’s inner core.
This month will be interesting for space exploration. 3 probes from different countries will be on Mars. Each one of the missions is described in this post.
In this part, are explained the methods to measure the quantity of carbon-14 in organic material, allowing to determine a fossil’s age.
This post’s subject is carbon 14. A radioactive isotope which allows determining the age of an artifact or living being from thousand of years ago.
China’s Chang’e 5 mission extracted samples from the Moon and it’s bringing to Earth. The last mission of this nature was USSR’s Luna 24, in 1974.
Scientists started to use drones to fly very close to volcanoes, collect gases, and predict eruptions for early warning.
In the Pacific Ocean, next to North America, was discovered a tectonic plate, which many geophysicists didn’t believe in its existence.
NASA’s mission Mars 2020, launched yesterday, promises to bring samples from Mars to Earth with Perseverance rover. To find out if existed life.