Earth | Science News

Be a Champion for Science

Get your subscription to

Science News when you join.

Earth

Topic Image Rail

Sumatra quake

DEADLY DISASTER  The quake that ruptured off the coast of Sumatra on December 26, 2004, was one of the deadliest earthquakes in history, mostly because it set off an enormous tsunami that destroyed nearby island communities.

false-color map of seafloor showing tracks of icebergs

DIGGING IN  Wide troughs found under 250 meters of water in the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia, were shoveled out by the broad bases of icebergs broken from ice shelves, confirming the existence of those shelves. Darker shades indicate greater depth.

LOLLY LOOK-SEE  A research flight observed tiny ice particles that look like miniature lollipops in clouds above the British Isles.

Subscribe to RSS - Earth