News tagged with elemental composition

A cluster with a secret

(—A new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the spectacular globular star cluster Messier 4. This ball of tens of thousands of ancient stars is one of the closest and most studied of the globular ...

dateSep 05, 2012 in Astronomy
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Glass sponge as a living climate archive

( -- Climate scientists have discovered a new archive of historical sea temperatures. With the help of the skeleton of a sponge that belongs to the Monorhaphis chuni species and that lived in the East China Sea ...

dateApr 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Dawn gets extra time to explore Vesta

( -- NASA's Dawn mission has received official confirmation that 40 extra days have been added to its exploration of the giant asteroid Vesta, the second most massive object in the main asteroid belt. The mission ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Scientists discover ageing star destroys planet

(—An international team of astronomers has found evidence that a planet was destroyed by its ageing star. Led by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the United States, the team showed that the missing ...

dateSep 21, 2012 in Astronomy
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Research improves the bolted joints in airplanes

A research project at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid that analyzes the bolted joints used in the aeronautical industry has determined the optimum force that should be applied so that they may better withstand the variations ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Engineering
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