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Gravity Moved Continents on Early Earth
The Eastern Hemisphere of Earth can be seen in this "blue marble" view captured by NASA's Suomi NPP satellite.
September 17th, 2014
Continents move, but what got them going? A new computer model shows it was gravity. Whole continents flattened out under their own weight.
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Hidden Undersea Mountains Uncovered with Satellites (Photos)
October 2nd, 2014
Scientists have created some of the most vivid maps yet of the deepest and most mysterious spots beneath the ocean, revealing spreading ridges and undersea mountains once veiled by sediments and ocean waters.
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Strong Solar Flares This Week a Rare Double Whammy, Scientists Say
A three wavelength composite view of the X1.6-class solar flare peaking around 17:45 UT on September 10, 2014.
September 12th, 2014
Two powerful solar storms arriving at Earth today have captured the public's attention for their potential to spark amazing auroras, but scientists say there's another reason to watch. The solar one-two punch is actually somewhat rare.
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