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.
(Image: © 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
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