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Earth is no longer the only planet with confirmed geological activity

Earth is no longer the only planet with confirmed geological activity And now, brand new insights into Mercury have confirmed Earth isn’t even the only geologically active planet.It’s not surprising that planets in general would have this attribute, but for Mercury scientists it is a surprise.

India is remeasuring Mount Everest to find out if it shrunk after earthquake

India is remeasuring Mount Everest to find out if it shrunk after earthquake Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, might have shrunk after a devastating earthquake in the region two years ago, believe some scientists.It was arrived at 62 years ago by India's central mapping agency.

New Zealand mudslide wipes out sea life in precious marine reserve

New Zealand mudslide wipes out sea life in precious marine reserve While earthquakes cause damage on the surface, we often don't pay attention to the havoc played out under the sea.But scientists have recently discovered that the earthquakes also unleashed underwater mudslides in Kaikōura Canyon, wiping out all life living in its sea bed.

Drill baby drill: Japanese scientists hope to reach the Earth's mantle in massive borehole project

Drill baby drill: Japanese scientists hope to reach the Earth's mantle in massive borehole project Despite multiple previous attempts and multiple boreholes of significant depth, we’ve never managed to drill far enough to see what lies beneath the Earth’s rocky crust.All of the drilling sites are in the ocean because the Earth’s crust is roughly twice as thick on land as it is over water.