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Saturn Moon’s Wobble Could Be Clue to What’s Inside

Posted October 17th, 2014 at 8:59 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists with NASA’s Cassini Mission, which has been studying Saturn since 2004, were trying to figure out just how much one of its moons, Mimas, wobbled as it orbits the ringed planet. After reviewing and analyzing copious images snapped by the robotic probe and running several models, the scientists think the moon’s wobble could be […]

Science Scanner: All Systems ‘Go’ for Comet Touchdown, Cigarette Ash Removes Arsenic from Water, Is Earth’s Magnetic Field Ready to Flip?, Building the World’s Biggest Cosmic Ray Detector

Posted October 15th, 2014 at 8:17 pm (UTC+0)
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Rosetta’s Philae Lander Given Green Light for Comet Touchdown in November The European Space Agency announced that all systems are ‘go’ for the Rosetta Mission to send its Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014. This will the first-ever attempt of a soft touchdown landing on a comet. A month […]

About Half of the Water You Drink is Older than the Sun

Posted September 26th, 2014 at 8:07 pm (UTC+0)
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New research reveals that as much as one half of all of Earth’s current water supply is older than the Sun. An international team of scientists led by Ilse Cleeves at the University of Michigan looked back into creation of Earth and our solar system to find out where all of the water came from. […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted July 18th, 2014 at 5:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Science Scanner: Leonardo da Vinci Might be Wrong and is Planet Mercury a Hit-and-run Victim?

Posted July 9th, 2014 at 5:56 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists Catch Photosynthesis in Action Researchers have snapped the very first images of photosynthesis as it happens. Photosynthesis is the process which plants use to convert light energy into chemical energy, which is then stored as sugar. Using the U.S. Department of Energy’s LCLS x-ray laser, the world’s most powerful, the researchers imaged the part […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted June 6th, 2014 at 7:32 pm (UTC+0)
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Rare and Spectacular Meteor Shower May Light Up the Skies Over North and Central America

Posted May 23rd, 2014 at 8:49 pm (UTC+0)
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If you live in North or Central America, you just might have front row seats to a rare and spectacular meteor shower. Scientists said that the view might even better if you happen to be in the northwestern United States or in southern Canada NASA said the shower — dubbed the May Camelopardalids, which can […]

Earth’s Natural Climate Control Keeps Planet Livable

Posted March 19th, 2014 at 11:03 pm (UTC+0)
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A new hypothesis explains why Earth has remained habitable despite natural events that have robbed other planets in our solar system of their ability to host and sustain life. As the character Goldilocks exclaimed in the classic fairytale, The Story of the Three Bears, Earth is the one planet in our solar system that’s “just […]

Scientists Identify Four New Ozone Depleting Gases in Atmosphere

Posted March 10th, 2014 at 6:46 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have identified four new man-made gases in the atmosphere that they say are helping to destroy Earth’s protective ozone layer. Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers said that there are about 74,000,000 kilograms of three newly identified chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) – compounds that only contain the atoms of carbon, fluorine and chlorine – and one […]

Ancient Zircon Reveals Age of Earth’s Crust

Posted February 26th, 2014 at 5:43 pm (UTC+0)
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A tiny sliver of ancient zircon reveals the crust of our planet formed at least 4.4 billion years ago—160 million years after the birth of the solar system, according to a new study. Earth itself is believed to be about 4.5 billion years old. The researchers examined some of the oldest materials ever found on […]

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