Category : Space & Planetary

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Space & Planetary

Researchers find most volcanic activity on Mercury stopped about 3.5 billion years ago

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New research from North Carolina State University finds that major volcanic activity on the planet Mercury most likely ended about 3.5 billion years ago. These
Space & Planetary

Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars

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In molten sandstone extracted by prospectors a century ago, an international team of scientists has discovered microscopic crystals telling of unimaginable pressures and temperatures when
Physics Space & Planetary

Dutch researchers prove existence of gravitational vortex

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An international team of researchers, which includes 4 astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has proven the existence of a gravitational vortex surrounding a black
Geology Space & Planetary

What did Earth’s ancient magnetic field look like?

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New work from Carnegie's Peter Driscoll suggests Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than
Space & Planetary

Astrophysicist probes theory of black-hole accretion

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Utilising the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), one of the most powerful telescopes in the world, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) astrophysicist Dr. Tracy Clarke