Rover Curiosity has been on Mars for 8 yrs [2012-2020] and still performing it's mission of studying the climate, geology, life support capacity & other task assigned by Mars Exploration Program (MEP).. space.com/17963-mars-curi…
Apollo astronauts were given courses in geology, said to provide equivalent of at least a MS degree, with emphasis on lunar geology nytimes.com/1964/05/11/ar…
Today I learned about First Lady Lou Henry Hoover who was the first American woman to earn a geology degree. She spoke 5 languages fluently and is the only first lady to speak an Asian language. She established the American Women's War Relief Fund, founded the National Women’s Conference on Law Enforcement. history.com/topics/first-…
One's weight on Earth varies by Latitude (weigh more at the poles than on the equator), Altitude (gravitational force decreases the higher you go), and Geology (density of rock beneath you). curious.astro.cornell.edu…
When the band plays "Jump Around" at University of Wisconsin football games the fans jumping registers on the Geology Department's seismograph 2 miles away. offtackleempire.com/2016/…
The father of modern geology originally believed that the earth had neither a beginning nor an end but that the formation of earth's landmasses were part of a continual cycle of change occurring at rate he described as "deep time". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The law governing underground resources such as water, oil, and gas is based on British common law, predating modern geology, that they are too β€œmysterious, secret, and occult” to regulate texasobserver.org/playing…
The lead singer of the punk band Bad Religion has degrees in biology and geology from UCLA, and a PhD in Zoology from Cornell. He is a frequent lecturer at UCLA pastemagazine.com/article…
Charleston Chew candy bars have been used to demonstrate the effects of temperature and strain rate on the deformation of materials to students in university geology labs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Darwin once snuck up on a fox and beat it to death with his geology hammer. The species was new to science and is now referred to as 'Darwin's Fox'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
In geology 'the present' is defined as 1 January 1950. This is to simplify carbon dating and the choice of date reflects the fact that nuclear weapons testing artificially altered the proportion of the carbon isotopes in the atmosphere, making dating after that time likely to be unreliable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bef…
Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, described by Darwin as the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived", not only was the first to propose S. America & Africa were once joined, but also discovered 1000s of new species and laid the groundwork for modern geology and meteorology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The geological term karst is named after the Karst Plateau in Slovenia. This geology is know for having extensive cave systems, among other beauty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
Statistician and journalist Nate Silver is the grandnephew of Caltech geologist Leon Silver, who trained the crews of Apollo 13, 15, 16, and 17 in field geology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
At age 8, child prodigy Michael Kearney earned an Associate of Science degree in Geology; a bachelor's degree in anthropology at age 10; and his master's degree in biochemistry at age 14. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The motto of the University Of Pittsburgh Geology Department is "Illegitimi non carborundum", fake Latin for "Don't let the bastards grind you down". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ill…
Charles Lyell's "Principles of Geology", which proposed that gentle flows of water carved out the great canyons and cliffs of the world one grain of rock at a time, was the powerful metaphor that inspired Darwin's gradual change over time theory macroevolution.net/charle…
(while doing geology homework) that there is a cindercone volcano in New Zealand named "One Tree Hill". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One…
In Geology, "disconformity" "nonconformity" and "unconformity" all refer to distinctly separate phenomena. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unc…
Today I learned that mya is a unit of time (short for "Million Years Ago") used in astronomy, geology, and paleontology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mya…

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