Archive: 10/09/2010

Early exit for hot Jupiter due to deadly tides

( -- Bad news for planet hunters: most of the "hot Jupiters" that astronomers have been searching for in star clusters were likely destroyed long ago by their stars. In a paper accepted for publication by the ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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Life's origins in need of metals

Scientists have proposed a new potential catalyst for jump-starting metabolism, and life itself, on the early Earth. Transition metals like iron, copper and nickel along with small organic molecules could have catalyzed the ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Biochemistry
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