earth science

New Museum Exhibit: “What’s inside a rock?”

Have you ever picked up a rock and wondered about what might be inside? This new exhibit puts everyday rocks under the microscope to show the beautiful secrets inside ordinary stones. This exhibit sheds light on some of the science behind the gorgeous minerals displayed at the museum. It’s great for families and people of …

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TONIGHT: Watch “Unprepared” documentary on OPB

This evening, Thursday, October 1, at 8 PM, OPB will be broadcasting the documentary “Unprepared.” It investigates the state of Oregon’s earthquake preparedness, and, according to OPB’s summary, finds “that when it comes to bridges, schools, hospitals, building codes and energy infrastructure, Oregon lags far behind…” Watch this evening to learn what Oregonians need to …

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Earthquake Science

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Napa Valley of California. According to the National Geographic, the event was centered about 6.7 miles under the earth and was one of the largest in the area since the 1989 Loma Prieta quake that measured 7.0. Today’s quake was reported by the Earthquake …

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History of the Solar System Found in Meteorite

Science Daily reports that planetary scientists from Curtin University found that a unique volcanic meteorite recovered in Western Australia may reveal the violent history of our solar system. Associate Professor Fred Jourdan, along with colleagues Professor Phil Bland and Dr Gretchen Benedix from Curtin’s Department of Applied Geology, believe the meteorite is evidence that a …

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