geologyMcAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Geology News
Earth Science Current Events

Dating Rocks on Mars
December 29, 2013 | Caltech

“Although researchers have determined the ages of rocks from other planetary bodies, the actual experiments—like analyzing meteorites and moon rocks—have always been done on Earth. Now, for the first time, researchers have successfully determined the age of a Martian rock—with experiments performed on Mars.” Quoted from the Caltech press release.

  Related Stories

Granite on Mars?
November 20, 2013 | Georgia Tech
"Researchers now have stronger evidence of granite on Mars and a new theory for how the granite – an igneous rock common on Earth -- could have formed there. The findings suggest a much more geologically complex Mars than previously believed." Quoted from the Georgia Tech press release. Related: Rocks on Mars

No Methane on Mars?
September 22, 2013 | NASA
"Data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and international scientists indicated positive detections." Quoted from the NASA press release. Related: Rocks on Mars

Flows of Water on Mars?
March 6, 2014 | NASA
"NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars have returned clues for understanding seasonal features that are the strongest indication of possible liquid water that may exist today on the Red Planet." Quoted from the NASA press release. Related: Rocks on Mars

We are constantly looking for interesting items related to geology and general science. When we find something interesting we share it here. Bookmark this page and visit often. You can also receive our news for free by RSS feed or email. We publish updates three or four days per week.

© 2005-2013 All Rights Reserved.
Images, code and content of this website are property of Use without permission is prohibited. Pages on this site are protected by Copyscape.