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Every Rock Has A Story

Every Rock Has A StoryWas Michigan once located in the tropics? Will California crumble into the Pacific Ocean? The earth is constantly changing right under your feet and the exciting results range from earthquakes and volcanoes to granite and diamonds.

Astronomy & Space Science

Astronomy is a natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth (such as cosmic background radiation). It is concerned with the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, as well as the formation and development of the universe.

Physics

Physics is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through spacetime, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.

Life Science

The life sciences comprise the fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, like plants, animals, and human beings. Life Science is also affected by bioethics While biology remains the centerpiece of the life sciences, technological advances in molecular biology and biotechnology have led to a burgeoning of specializations and new, often interdisciplinary, fields.

Every Rock Has A Story - Amethyst

This magnificent mass of amethyst quartz crystals formed from hydrothermal solution in a gas cavity in volcanic rocks, near Minas Gerais in Brazil. This type of crystal filled cavity is called a geode. As a side note, the ancient Romans mistakenly believed that amethyst gave one protection against drunkenness.

Every Rock Has A Story - Pillow Lava

This basalt pillow lava formed from an eruption on the sea floor at a mid-ocean ridge in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean around 200 million years ago. It was eventually accreted by plate tectonic motions along the continental margin of western North America and shifted along the San Andreas fault to the vicinity of the Marin Peninsula near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Every Rock Has A Story - Hot Springs Quartz

These spectacular quartz crystals formed from hydrothermal solutions within voids in quartz sandstones in the central fold belt of the Ouchita Mountains (an extension of the Appalachians) near Hot Springs Arkansas, forming between 200 and 300 million years ago!

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