Mount Sharp inside Gale crater on Mars

Field Geology on Mars Reveals Evidence of Megaflood

Guest “field geology rocks!” by David Middleton Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megafloodBy Blaine Friedlander | November 18, 2020 Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to…

A Geological Perspective of Polar Bears

Guest “geological perspective” by David Middleton A Popular Narrative Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are the poster child for the impacts of climate change on species, and justifiably so. To date, global warming has been most pronounced in the Arctic, and this trend is projected to continue. There are suggestions that before mid-century we could have…

Geologic Map of Moon

USGS: First “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon”

Guest “how about that geology fans?” by David Middleton USGS Releases First-Ever Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon Release Date: APRIL 20, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –  Have you ever wondered what kind of rocks make up those bright and dark splotches on the moon? Well, the USGS has just released a new authoritative map to help explain the 4.5-billion-year-old history of our nearest neighbor in space. For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified by…

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkin

Jessica Watkins: First Geologist on Mars?

Guest “what a journey that would be” by David Middleton Hat tip to Mrs. Middleton… NEWS Q&A 19 MAY 2020The first footprints on Mars could belong to this geologistNASA astronaut Jessica Watkins is at the forefront of a new crop of space explorers destined for the Moon, and maybe one day, Mars.Alexandra Witze Jessica Watkins…

Scientists “Discover” Largest Shield Volcano on Earth

Guest “How about that geology fans?” by David Middleton And it’s not Mauna Loa… UH researchers reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on EarthPosted on May 13, 2020 by Marcie Grabowski In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology revealed the largest and hottest shield…