News tagged with geological history

Cassini sees the two faces of Titan's Dunes

( -- A new analysis of radar data from NASA's Cassini mission, in partnership with the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, has revealed regional variations among sand dunes on Saturn's moon Titan. ...

dateJan 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Reservoirs of ancient lava shaped Earth

Geological history has periodically featured giant lava eruptions that coat large swaths of land or ocean floor with basaltic lava, which hardens into rock formations called flood basalt. New research from Matthew Jackson ...

dateJul 27, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Chemistry on Mars reveals cooling rate

( -- French researchers from the University of Toulouse have published a paper in Nature, that describes how they used data from NASA's Mars Odyssey (currently orbiting the planet) to ascertain the amount of cooling ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Space Exploration report
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