Large tides may have been a key factor in the evolution of bony fish and tetrapods

Credit: The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago Pioneering research, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, into ancient tides during the Late Silurian—Devonian periods (420 million years ago—380 million years ago), suggests that large tides may have been a key environmental factor in the evolution of bony fish and early tetrapods, the first […]

Capturing Heat-Driven Atmospheric Tides on Mars

On Mars, heat from the Sun drives daily changes in temperature, wind, and pressure in the atmosphere. Known as atmospheric tides, these regular patterns play a major role in shaping the planet’s weather. Atmospheric tides exist on Earth as well, but they have a much greater influence in Mars’s thin atmosphere. The details […]