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Geology

Geology is the study of terrestrial structures and the processes acting upon them and incorporates analysis of Earth’s structure and composition from crust to core. Work conducted in this field has provided us with windows through which we can observe our planet’s past, including the formation and development of terrestrial structures and the evolution of life. More recently, this field of science has extended to analysis of other worlds: planetary geology (also known as astrogeology and exogeology).

Geologists use a variety of tools, gathering first-hand information through seismic and radio mapping, sample collection, and industrial exploration. Laboratory analysis and numerical modelling also play vital roles in geological analysis.

Applications of geology are widespread, covering natural disaster management, environmental studies, natural resource exploration for scientific and commercial purposes, and more.

Articles about geology

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We still don't know a lot about what is right underneath our feet, let alone what’s lurking miles down.
Delve deeper into structure of the earth

The Origins of Life - Where and how did life begin?
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Blog posts about geology

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Location, Location, Location
Monday 21st of September 2015
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New Horizons - The Mysteries of Pluto Unveiled
Monday 10th of August 2015
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Collapsing Ice Shelves
Friday 5th of December 2014
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India's MOM seeks answers
Monday 13th of October 2014
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Celebrating 10 years of Mars Express
Tuesday 6th of August 2013
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Can we meet the water demand of future generations?
Friday 5th of July 2013

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