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"Exploring the Wonders of Earth Sciences: From Aurora over Antarctica to Ancient Fossils and Beyond

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Ocean currents off the Americas

Ocean currents off the Americas. Satellite-based graphic showing ocean currents (swirling coloured lines) on an Earth globe centred on the Americas

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Earths tectonic plates

Earths tectonic plates. Global map showing the boundaries of the tectonic plates that make up the Earths crust. The eight major plates are the: African Plate, Antarctic Plate, Indian Plate

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Aurora over Antarctica, satellite image

Aurora over Antarctica, satellite image
Aurora over Antarctica, ultraviolet satellite image. Australia is at upper left. This is the aurora australis (green ring), the southern lights display

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist

Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist
Nikolay Nikolayevich Urvantsev (1893-1985), Soviet geologist, speaking in public at his 80th birthday celebration. Urvantsev is best known for his exploration of northern Siberia and the Arctic

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Olduvai Gorge landscape, Tanzania C015 / 6429

Olduvai Gorge landscape, Tanzania C015 / 6429
Olduvai Gorge landscape, Tanzania. This gorge (also called Oldupai Gorge) is famous for the fossils discovered here of extinct hominins that form part of the human evolutionary tree

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Submersible Alvin, silver body, control arms

Submersible Alvin, silver body, control arms

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Wilkins Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Wilkins Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Wilkins Ice Shelf. Satellite image showing the location of the Wilkins Ice Shelf (just above and right of centre) on the Antarctic Peninsula

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Colourful multi-textured coral cluster

Colourful multi-textured coral cluster

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Fragment of an iron meteorite

Fragment of an iron meteorite. Iron meteorites (siderites) are remnants from the formation of the solar system that fall to Earth from space

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Euoplocephalus hitting a Tyrannosaurus with its tail club

Euoplocephalus hitting a Tyrannosaurus with its tail club

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Triceratops, side view

Triceratops, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Dromaeosaurus, red and black striped dinosaur with strong hind legs, side view

Dromaeosaurus, red and black striped dinosaur with strong hind legs, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Illustration, the Nautile, yellow manned submersible owned by French Research Institute for

Illustration, the Nautile, yellow manned submersible owned by French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Pieces of iron ore, close up

Pieces of iron ore, close up

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: 3D model of erupting volcano with cross-section illustrating underground rock and magma layers

3D model of erupting volcano with cross-section illustrating underground rock and magma layers

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Hylaeosaurus, side view

Hylaeosaurus, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Parasaurolophus, side view

Parasaurolophus, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Pteranodon gliding, side view

Pteranodon gliding, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Spinosaurus, side view

Spinosaurus, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Green forest with grazing deer and a bird flying above tree-tops

Green forest with grazing deer and a bird flying above tree-tops

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Tropical forest scene with monkeys swinging from hanging tree-roots

Tropical forest scene with monkeys swinging from hanging tree-roots and colourful parrots flying off branches

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Geologist wearing hard hat, carrying rucksack, looking at a map

Geologist wearing hard hat, carrying rucksack, looking at a map, with mountains and rocks in background

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Snowball Earth, artwork C018 / 8568

Snowball Earth, artwork C018 / 8568
Snowball Earth, artwork

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Extratropical storm Katia, 2011

Extratropical storm Katia, 2011
Extratropical storm Katia. Satellite image of the remains of Hurricane Katia approaching the UK as an extratropical storm on 11 September 2011. North is at top

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Blue Marble image of Earth (2005)

Blue Marble image of Earth (2005)
Blue Marble image of Earth. Composite satellite image of Earths eastern hemisphere, centred on the Indian Ocean. North is at top

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Soil in acidic heathland

Soil in acidic heathland

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Three lumps of gold, close up

Three lumps of gold, close up

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Lump of copper encrusted rock

Lump of copper encrusted rock

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Five unpolished emerald rocks, close up

Five unpolished emerald rocks, close up

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Lump of coal, close up

Lump of coal, close up

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Rare rose quartz crystals set in massive rose quartz, close up

Rare rose quartz crystals set in massive rose quartz, close up

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Side on view model of a triceratops

Side on view model of a triceratops

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Barosaurus with long curved neck

Barosaurus with long curved neck

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Cross-section of erupting Volcano

Cross-section of erupting Volcano

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Shantungosaurus, side view

Shantungosaurus, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Maiasaura, side view

Maiasaura, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Pteranodon, side view

Pteranodon, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Megalosaurus, side view

Megalosaurus, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Diplodocus, side view

Diplodocus, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Underwater scene depicting various animal species inhabiting coral reef

Underwater scene depicting various animal species inhabiting coral reef

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Sun emerging from behind grey cloud from which rain falls over green hillscape, front view

Sun emerging from behind grey cloud from which rain falls over green hillscape, front view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Bats flying against full moon over gothic house

Bats flying against full moon over gothic house

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Surf crashing against rocks on shoreline

Surf crashing against rocks on shoreline

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Geyser, hot water spouting out of ground

Geyser, hot water spouting out of ground

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Row of volcanoes erupting simultaneously

Row of volcanoes erupting simultaneously

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Scallop (aviculopecten), extinct species with closed shell, side view

Scallop (aviculopecten), extinct species with closed shell, side view

Background imageEarth Sciences Collection: Giant green dinosaur standing next to minibus full of passengers bending its neck back to peer at

Giant green dinosaur standing next to minibus full of passengers bending its neck back to peer at the vehicle, side view



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"Exploring the Wonders of Earth Sciences: From Aurora over Antarctica to Ancient Fossils and Beyond. " Witnessing Nature's Light Show: Behold the mesmerizing Aurora over Antarctica, a celestial spectacle that illuminates the polar skies with vibrant colors. Unveiling Earth's Hidden Secrets: Satellite images reveal the intricate dance of tectonic plates beneath our feet, shaping continents and giving rise to majestic mountain ranges. The Mighty Ocean Currents: Off the Americas, powerful ocean currents flow relentlessly, influencing climate patterns and supporting diverse marine ecosystems. Nikolay Urvantsev - Pioneering Soviet Geologist: Celebrating the contributions of Nikolay Urvantsev, whose groundbreaking research expanded our understanding of Earth's geological history. Alvin Submersible - Exploring Deep Waters: With its silver body and precise control arms, Alvin has enabled scientists to delve into unexplored depths, unraveling mysteries hidden beneath the ocean surface. Journey through Time at Olduvai Gorge: Step into Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge landscape (C015 / 6429), where ancient fossils provide invaluable insights into human evolution and early civilizations. Wilkins Ice Shelf - A Fragile Beauty in Antarctica: Marvel at the breathtaking expanse of Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica—a reminder of our planet's delicate balance amidst changing climates. Coral Reefs - Nature's Colorful Masterpieces: Dive into a world teeming with life as you encounter vibrant multi-textured coral clusters—an awe-inspiring testament to Earth's biodiversity. Traces from Outer Space: Discover a fragment of an iron meteorite—evidence that celestial bodies have long played a role in shaping our planet’s geology and evolution. Prehistoric Battles Unearthed.