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A strange type of glass that was discovered in 1933 in the Libyan desert may come from a meteorite, an analysis shows, but impact crater is still missing.
In the furthest, deepest reaches of the ocean, there is a watery graveyard where the world's satellites and space stations go to rest.
An underwater volcano that gave birth to a new island off Japan's Iwo Jima island has erupted again, sending huge plumes of ash and smoke into the sky in footage released by Japan's Coast Guard.
A 2,000-foot-long hydrothermal field teeming with life and giant chimneys spouting boiling water has been discovered next to an underwater volcano off the coast of Ecuador.
NASA has revealed a new false-color image of Alaska's Malaspina Glacier that highlights several recent findings about the massive ice mass.
A new paper claims that the ozone hole above Antarctica is getting deeper, suggesting that it is not healing as expected. However, other researchers say the study's results are misleading.
The gigantic iceberg A23a, which broke off from Antarctica in 1986, is finally moving away from the icy continent after being stuck on the seafloor for decades.
El Niño is in full swing and will likely remain "strong" this winter, but its effect on weather patterns in the U.S. depends on the behavior of an unusually warm blob in the western Pacific, experts say.
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