Ross Stein

Mar. 11, 2011

Massive Quake Prompts Tsunami Warnings

Ross Stein, a geophysicist with the USGS, explains the connections between quakes and tsunamis.

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Mar. 05, 2010

A Quake That Shook the World?

Last week's powerful earthquake in Chile may have shifted the Earth's axis and changed the length of a day.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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