News tagged with elemental composition

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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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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Survey unveils the history of galaxies

(—A revolutionary survey of nearby galaxies will allow scientists to map their different properties – opening the way for new understanding of the origins of life and the growth of the Milky Way.

dateNov 29, 2012 in Astronomy
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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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