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The geography of Antarctica's underside

Planetary scientists would be thrilled if they could peel the Earth like an orange and look at what lies beneath the thin crust. We live on the planet's cold surface, but the Earth is a solid body and the surface is continually ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Unexpected activity on the moon

The lunar space environment is much more active than previously assumed. The solar wind is reflected from the surface and crustal magnetic fields of the moon which has effects on for instance lunar water levels. This according ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Meeting face-to-face with El Capitan

Granitic rocks make up much of Earth's continental crust and many of the planet's most iconic landscapes. However, granite's formation is poorly understood because it happens tens of kilometers below the surface. In this ...

dateJul 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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