The Year in Earth Science

Life from space, killer hail, bacterial weather, and more

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

#50: Confirmed: 1969 Meteorite Brought Genetic Building Blocks From Space
More evidence that asteroids may have led to the emergence of life on earth.

#67: Drilling, Not Earthquake, Caused Giant Hot Mud Volcano
Some claim an earthquake caused this mud river, but new research says otherwise.

#73: Giant Ice Meteors Fall From Clear Skies
20-pound chunks of ice falling on a sunny day? It's no urban myth.

#88: Bacteria Can Control the Weather
The tiny organisms may play a big role in causing precipitation.

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