GeoScience Slam

GeoScience Slam v18n4 — Selected Poems

By Emmanuel Jacquet, Alice Major, and Lina Jakaitė | August, 2022


The natural world is a diverse palette of inspiration for artistic expression. Here we share a few selected poems on the ponderings of planet formation and the personification of geological processes, followed by a 3D artistic representation of garnet and feldspar solid solutions. May their inspiration snowball your way to find a new way for you too to reflect on the wonders that exist all around us.

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GeoScience Slam v18n2 — Tectonic Petrameter

By Esther Posner | February, 2022


Geologists study the Earth to learn our planet’s natural history. But the reason behind the planet’s birth still remains a mystery. Won’t you join me on a very special journey through geologic time? Four billion, six hundred million years have passed so please don’t mind me if I move somewhat fast through the story. Rocks are the geologist’s inventory of information. They give us clues to their formation. Ever since its creation, the Earth has been dynamic and constantly changing. All of our panoramic views are always rearranging themselves ever so slowly over time. The oldest slice of time is called the Precambrian which is broken into three, beginning with Hadean, and as you can see, our Earth is thought to have been covered by a sea of magma! Could you have handled it? A bombardment of meteorites also hit and continue to hit our planet.

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