News tagged with atmospheric density

New technique measures mass of exoplanets

To date, scientists have confirmed the existence of more than 900 exoplanets circulating outside our solar system. To determine if any of these far-off worlds are habitable requires knowing an exoplanet's mass—which can ...

dateDec 19, 2013 in Astronomy
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High-efficiency zinc-air battery developed

Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, published in the ...

dateMay 29, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Venturing into the upper atmosphere of Venus

As the end of its eight-year adventure at Venus edges ever closer, ESA scientists have been taking a calculated risk with the Venus Express spacecraft in order to carry out unique observations of the planet's rarefied outer ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Venus Express rises again

( —After a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus down to just 130 km from the planet's surface, ESA's Venus Express is about to embark on a 15 day climb up to the lofty heights of 460 km.

dateJul 14, 2014 in Space Exploration
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