Robin George Andrews
Sep 16, 2021
Subterranean 'Tree' Moving Magma to Earth’s Surface
Réunion, a French island in the western Indian Ocean, is like a marshmallow hovering above the business end of a blowtorch. It sits above one of Earth’s mantle plumes...
Sep 13, 2021
We Choose to Nuke the Moon
Spellbound by his address that warm and sunny September day, they hung on his every word, on every syllable of his speech, one that was now climbing toward its dramatic apex....
Jun 23, 2021
Gas Giants’ Energy Crisis Solved After 50 Years
Living as they do in the distant, sun-forsaken reaches of the solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, the gas giants, and Uranus and Neptune, the ice giants, were always expected to be...
Jun 8, 2021
Secret Planet-Making Ingredient: Magnetic Fields
We like to think of ourselves as unique. That conceit may even be true when it comes to our cosmic neighborhood: Despite the fact that planets between the sizes of Earth and Neptune...
Feb 2, 2021
Mars Rumbles Raise Hopes of Magma Flows
Once upon a time, Mars was a world of cataclysms. Its namesake, the Roman war god, would likely have been pleased to see it in action: Volcanic cathedrals of flame unleashed armies...
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