News tagged with chemical makeup

Instruments selected for Mars

ESA and NASA have selected the scientific instruments for their first joint Mars mission. Scheduled for 2016, it will study the chemical makeup of the martian atmosphere, including methane. Discovered in 2003, methane could ...

dateAug 02, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Superhot Planet Likely Possesses Comet-like Tail

(PhysOrg.com) -- As if the debate over what is and what is not a planet hasn't gotten confusing enough, Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have now confirmed the existence of a tortured, baked object that could be called ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Astronomy
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Opening up a colorful cosmic jewel box

(PhysOrg.com) -- Star clusters are among the most visually alluring and astrophysically fascinating objects in the sky. One of the most spectacular nestles deep in the southern skies near the Southern Cross in the constellation ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Astronomy
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