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To Bennu and Back

The OSIRIS-REx probe's journey to the asteroid Bennu will answer questions about our deepest past and possible futures

August 8, 2016 — Dante S. Lauretta

South China Sea Blue Hole Could Be World's Deepest

Dragon Hole, or Longdong, is reportedly more than 300 meters deep. If confirmed, that would be far deeper than the previous record holder, Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas

July 29, 2016 — Stephanie Pappas and LiveScience

What Kind of Rock Would You Be?

A bit ago, I had my En Tequila Es Verdad readers ask some simple geology questions, and they delivered! This is the first in a long series of reader-inspired posts exploring the lighter side of geology...

July 24, 2016 — Dana Hunter

Vaccinate Prairie Dogs to Save Ferrets

As was widely reported on social media, the U.S. is indeed going to use aerial drones to spread vaccine-laced pellets among prairie dogs to save endangered ferrets, although, contrary to some reports, no M&Ms will be involved...

July 19, 2016 — Steve Mirsky
June Best o' the Geoblogosphere

June Best o' the Geoblogosphere

June was a great month on the geoblogs. Come check out the best—and see how your favorite geoblog post can be featured here!

July 14, 2016 — Dana Hunter
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