News and trends in the geosciences for January 2000:
Finding a landing site on
search for a biomarker continues as NASA scientists look for signs of water
to decide where the next Surveyor landing will be.
Living fossils for their
from the University of Chicago discovered two new species of sauropod that
change the way we see dinosaur evolution.
Life and death of the one
hit wonders (3)
look at the environmental consequences of impact events from the Chixulub
Crater impact to smaller and more frequent events.
When good compounds go bad
to clean up the air are contaminating groundwater. Scientists will
test their affects on volunteers who will drink and shower in the "bad"
New Madrid slips up
Can we expect
a Northridge-sized quake in New Madrid? Researchers consider the
risk for the next 50 years.
Prometheus' fire (6)
flyby of Io returns high-resolution images that reveal new information
about volcanic activity on the most firey body in our solar system.
A seismic map for the
map identifies hot seismic hazard areas for the world.
Energy in brief (8)
up on recent consumption, production and import data for U.S. energy resources.
Field Notes (9)
notes about ongoing research in the geosciences.