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A raw diamond from Sierra Leone with sulfur-containing mineral inclusions. Credit: Gemological Institute of America.

Diamonds reveal how continents are stabilized, key to Earth’s habitability

The longevity of Earth’s continents in the face of destructive tectonic activity is an essential geologic backdrop for the emergence of life on our...
Artist concept of 2018 VG18, nicknamed "Farout." CREDIT Illustration by Roberto Molar Candanosa is courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Astronomers discovered the most-distant solar system object

Astronomers have recently detected the most-distant body ever observed in our Solar System. The object has been given the provisional designation 2018 VG18. 2018 VG18, nicknamed "Farout"...

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