The 'blue marble' of earth gets a makeover in this view of the arctic as seen by the Suomi NPP satellite. Image released June 18, 2012.
Credit: NASA/GSFC/Suomi NPP.
The annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the largest meeting for geoscientists each year, is taking place this week (Dec. 3-7) in San Francisco, with lots of new findings in Earth science being announced.
LiveScience and its sister sites, SPACE.com and OurAmazingPlanet, are at the conference, covering the important, amazing and downright strange findings being presented. Below is a list of the discoveries we've covered so far — we'll be adding to it continually throughout the meeting.
You can also follow the latest news from the conference at our Twitter feeds (
@LiveScience, @Spacedotcom and @OAPlanet) and at the hashtag #AGU12.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Arctic's Record Melt Worries Scientists
Wednesday, Dec. 5
James Cameron Relives Voyage to Ocean's Deepest Spot
Filmmaker Cameron Expedition Finds Weird Deep-Sea Life
NASA's Next Mars Rover Should Collect Samples, Experts Say
Mars Rover Curiosity Gets Mission Extension
Moon Surprisingly Battered, New Lunar Gravity Map Reveals
Black Marble: Stunning New Images of Earth at Night
Video – Earth's Night Lights
Video – Earth at Night: Stunning New View from Space
Satellites Could Detect Rogue Nuclear Tests
Did Bacteria Fuel World's Worst Extinction?
Killed-Off Corals Hold Clues to Earthquake Prediction
Mysterious Gravity Waves May Explain Clear-Skies Turbulence
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Early Snowmelt Confuses Birds and Bees
Earth's Radiation Belts More Dynamic Than Thought
Fossilized Raindrops May Resolve Early Earth Paradox
'Black Swan' Storms: Extreme Cyclones Linked to Warming Seas
Tsunami Waves Amplified by Buildings
Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language
VIDEO: Tsunami Simulation Shows Wave's Path
Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation for Long Stretches, Rover Study Suggests
Monday, Dec. 3
Voyager 1 Spacecraft Enters New Realm at Solar System's Edge
Greenland Ice Sheet Continues to Thin
Curiosity Rover Finds Organic Signal on Mars, But Not Definitive: NASA
Sunday, Dec. 2
WATCH LIVE - News on Earthquakes, Mars, Climate Change & More: AGU 2012 Meeting
Mars Curiosity & James Cameron: Largest Earth Science Meeting Set to Begin