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This is the blog homepage of the Facebook group "The Earth Story" (Click here to visit our Facebook group). “The Earth Story” are group of volunteers with backgrounds throughout the Earth Sciences. We cover all Earth sciences - oceanography, climatology, geology, geophysics and much, much more. Our articles combine the latest research, stunning photography, and basic knowledge of geosciences, and are written for everyone!

Winner of the award for Best Education Weblog in the 2015 bloggies

We hope you find us to be a unique home for learning about the Earth sciences, and we hope you enjoy!

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winonalakefossils Here's a nice chunk of #coral from #winonalake #indiana

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winonalakefossils Here's a nice chunk of #coral from #winonalake #indiana

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wasatchmaximus Ebb and Flow —~— It’s  not uncommon for me to photobomb my own timelapses, especially when the  8mm fisheye in on...

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wasatchmaximus Ebb and Flow —~— It’s not uncommon for me to photobomb my own timelapses, especially when the 8mm fisheye in on...

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surdechile Aquí está el sobrevuelo de esta mañana, hecho por las autoridades creo, viendo el cráter del  #Villarrica .  Se ve...

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surdechile Aquí está el sobrevuelo de esta mañana, hecho por las autoridades creo, viendo el cráter del #Villarrica . Se ve...

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organicpunkrocks Worst lighting ever.. but I just snagged this entire tray of faceted high grade Kunzite and I could not be more...

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organicpunkrocks Worst lighting ever.. but I just snagged this entire tray of faceted high grade Kunzite and I could not be more...

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Corythosaurus Common name: 'Duck Billed' Dinosaur Size: up to 9 m (30 ft) long Age: Upper Cretaceous (77 – 75.7 million years...
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Corythosaurus Common name: 'Duck Billed' Dinosaur Size: up to 9 m (30 ft) long Age: Upper Cretaceous (77 – 75.7 million years...

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jurassicjames65 #FossilFriday  Ladies and Gentlemen... I give you a 360 degree look at the world's most complete...

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jurassicjames65 #FossilFriday Ladies and Gentlemen... I give you a 360 degree look at the world's most complete...

A paleontology version of I Will Survive

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A paleontology version of I Will Survive

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Crunchy Soil If you ever go off-trail in the iconic deserts of the American Southwest, you might notice a distinct crunch when...

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Crunchy Soil If you ever go off-trail in the iconic deserts of the American Southwest, you might notice a distinct crunch when...

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Vaporizing metal This is a piece of trinitite, a glassy, vesicular rock originally formed in New Mexico in 1945 – by the first...

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Vaporizing metal This is a piece of trinitite, a glassy, vesicular rock originally formed in New Mexico in 1945 – by the first...

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michelphotography_ch THE TIME WINDOW VIDEO @michelphotography_ch. For a few seconds, the weather was a little bit friendlier -...

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michelphotography_ch THE TIME WINDOW VIDEO @michelphotography_ch. For a few seconds, the weather was a little bit friendlier -...

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First historic report of death by meteorite located There have been documented cases of stones falling from the sky for...

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First historic report of death by meteorite located There have been documented cases of stones falling from the sky for...

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whydinosaurs FOSSIL  FRIDAY! Imagine putting this puzzle back together. Here are two  beautiful theropod dinosaur fossil skulls:...

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whydinosaurs FOSSIL FRIDAY! Imagine putting this puzzle back together. Here are two beautiful theropod dinosaur fossil skulls:...

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As part of preparations for Launch, the Perseverance Rover this week was loaded onto this 3-D rotation table, which spins it...

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As part of preparations for Launch, the Perseverance Rover this week was loaded onto this 3-D rotation table, which spins it...

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As part of preparations for Launch, the Perseverance Rover this week was loaded onto this 3-D rotation table, which spins it...

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As part of preparations for Launch, the Perseverance Rover this week was loaded onto this 3-D rotation table, which spins it...

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A few weeks ago there was a solid earthquake in the remote mountains of Idaho. This video walks through some of the science of...

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A few weeks ago there was a solid earthquake in the remote mountains of Idaho. This video walks through some of the science of...

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Happy #EarthDay2020 🌎🌍🌏 The image shown is called “Earthrise”. Taken by Apollo 8 Astronaut William Anders in 1968, it has been...

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Happy #EarthDay2020 🌎🌍🌏 The image shown is called “Earthrise”. Taken by Apollo 8 Astronaut William Anders in 1968, it has been...

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thekevingreene Last weekend I went to Colorado to celebrate the life of the legendary  @bbloss8 . After a night of shooting with...

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thekevingreene Last weekend I went to Colorado to celebrate the life of the legendary @bbloss8 . After a night of shooting with...

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Really big cells This slab of rock is 3.9 centimeters across. Every single critter you see preserved is…remarkably, a single...

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Really big cells This slab of rock is 3.9 centimeters across. Every single critter you see preserved is…remarkably, a single...

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avantmining In our second video, team member Jesse cleans the large cluster seen in the previous post!

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avantmining In our second video, team member Jesse cleans the large cluster seen in the previous post!

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harrys_fossil_room 4cm piece of natural shaped polished Baltic Amber. Stunning colours inside.

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astoneforeveryhome Fossil  Friday! Hot off the 180 million year old geologic press, this pyritized  ammonite from the famous...

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astoneforeveryhome Fossil Friday! Hot off the 180 million year old geologic press, this pyritized ammonite from the famous...

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astro_min_and_cosmo_chem Hexagonal  crystals: A very nice example of hexagonal crystal symmetry is  corundum. You can easily...

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astro_min_and_cosmo_chem Hexagonal crystals: A very nice example of hexagonal crystal symmetry is corundum. You can easily...

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Morning runner on the slopes of Iztaccihuatl volcano near Mexico City, with small eruptions from Popocatepetl volcano behind...

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Morning runner on the slopes of Iztaccihuatl volcano near Mexico City, with small eruptions from Popocatepetl volcano behind...

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Sunset between Lanai and Molokai, as seen from the coast of Maui
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Sunset between Lanai and Molokai, as seen from the coast of Maui

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Afghanite: a beautiful rarity Named after the country where it was found and the main locality for the lovely gemmy blue...
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Afghanite: a beautiful rarity Named after the country where it was found and the main locality for the lovely gemmy blue...

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williamdrumm The Eagle Show with @biganimalencounters .  Never before have I seen anything quite on the scale of “The Eagle...

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williamdrumm The Eagle Show with @biganimalencounters . Never before have I seen anything quite on the scale of “The Eagle...

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expeditionearth.live We  have seen many waterfalls since Expedition Earth began. So far Krka  waterfall in Croatia is our...

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expeditionearth.live We have seen many waterfalls since Expedition Earth began. So far Krka waterfall in Croatia is our...

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Quiet little lake in the shadow of the mountains, March 2020

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Quiet little lake in the shadow of the mountains, March 2020

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Spinosaurus Common name: Spinosaurus (SPINE-oh-SAWR-us) Size: 12-15m (40-50ft) long Age: Mid-Cretaceous (97.5-95 million years...
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Spinosaurus Common name: Spinosaurus (SPINE-oh-SAWR-us) Size: 12-15m (40-50ft) long Age: Mid-Cretaceous (97.5-95 million years...

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Seas of clouds dance between the hills in foothills of the Italian alps

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Seas of clouds dance between the hills in foothills of the Italian alps

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The Edge of the World Cape Roca in Portugal’s Sintra Cascais Natural Park is the westernmost point of mainland Europe. In fact,...

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The Edge of the World Cape Roca in Portugal’s Sintra Cascais Natural Park is the westernmost point of mainland Europe. In fact,...

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Dune motion Sand dunes move due to wind. As air moves rapidly up the slope of a sand dune, it causes sand to saltate, bouncing...

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pat.j.omalley Gators on the Bayou!

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pat.j.omalley Gators on the Bayou!

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Original caption:  "A timelapse video shot during my summer adventures in the Dolomites. The rugged peaks of this wonderful...

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Original caption:  "A timelapse video shot during my summer adventures in the Dolomites. The rugged peaks of this wonderful...

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Perigean Full Moon tonight!   The orbits of the moons and planets in this solar system are ellipses, not circles. That means...
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Perigean Full Moon tonight! The orbits of the moons and planets in this solar system are ellipses, not circles. That means...

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_wappli_ ja, vielleicht hätte ich nicht so hoch fliegen dürfen ...vielleicht hätte ich da auch gar nicht fliegen dürfen 😀 Aber...

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_wappli_ ja, vielleicht hätte ich nicht so hoch fliegen dürfen ...vielleicht hätte ich da auch gar nicht fliegen dürfen 😀 Aber...

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tink7265 *音量ご注意ください Mt. Yasur Volcano in Tanna, Vanuatu🌋

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tink7265 *音量ご注意ください Mt. Yasur Volcano in Tanna, Vanuatu🌋

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Sauropod Ceiling  Imagine being on a caving trip, looking up at the ceiling, and seeing something fascinating on the roof of the...
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Sauropod Ceiling Imagine being on a caving trip, looking up at the ceiling, and seeing something fascinating on the roof of the...

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majeczkyvisuals #tonga  has some of the most beautiful water I think I’ve ever seen. Unbelievable. 🏝🇹🇴🔥  #vavau

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majeczkyvisuals #tonga has some of the most beautiful water I think I’ve ever seen. Unbelievable. 🏝🇹🇴🔥 #vavau

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Original caption: After winning every major contest during the 2018 season, Chloe Kim became the top women’s superpipe...

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Original caption: After winning every major contest during the 2018 season, Chloe Kim became the top women’s superpipe...

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A forested hillside near the edge of Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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A forested hillside near the edge of Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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huiyingzhong Sunrising in the Fairyland🐉 📷 DJI Mavic 2 Pro 📍 Yangshuo, Guiling, CHINA🇨🇳 🖌️ DJI Mimo

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Singing Spiders  Many organisms in the animal kingdom use calls and distinct sounds to communicate with and attract potential...

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Singing Spiders Many organisms in the animal kingdom use calls and distinct sounds to communicate with and attract potential...

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hedgehog_1979 Зуб меловой акулы Ptychodus Возраст: Верхний Мел, Сеноман 93-100 млн. лет Местонахождение: хр. Западный Каратау,...

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If you have clear skies tonight, look up and to the West as Venus will be crossing in front of the Pleiades star cluster....

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If you have clear skies tonight, look up and to the West as Venus will be crossing in front of the Pleiades star cluster....

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Devonian fish reconstructions and their fossil counterparts at the Cambridge Museum of Zoology.  1.  Cephalaspis (“head...
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Devonian fish reconstructions and their fossil counterparts at the Cambridge Museum of Zoology. 1. Cephalaspis (“head...

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Concept art for Dinosaur Revolution/Reign of The Dinosaurs by Ricardo Delgado.
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Concept art for Dinosaur Revolution/Reign of The Dinosaurs by Ricardo Delgado.

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ernest.smith.89 Top of a dormant volcano, erupted ~800 years ago forcing the evacuation of local native groups.

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ernest.smith.89 Top of a dormant volcano, erupted ~800 years ago forcing the evacuation of local native groups.