News tagged with geological time

Melt water on Mars could sustain life

Near surface water has shaped the landscape of Mars. Areas of the planet's northern and southern hemispheres have alternately thawed and frozen in recent geologic history and comprise striking similarities ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Cookie Monster crater on Mercury

Big Bird has been grabbing the headlines lately, and its time for another Muppet to get a little face time. So, here's Cookie Monster's face, plastered across the surface of Mercury. Well, it looks like it, ...

dateOct 15, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NPL and SUERC calibrate a 'rock clock'

New research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) will improve the accuracy of estimates of the time of geological events. The work centres on the calibration ...

dateJan 05, 2012 in General Physics
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New mystery on Mars' forgotten plains

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the supposedly best understood and least interesting landscapes on Mars is hiding something that could rewrite the planet's history. Or not. In fact, about all that is certain is that ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The world's oldest water?

New evidence bolsters the notion that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for many thousands, perhaps even millions, of years. The study, recently accepted for publication ...

dateFeb 20, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The Dawn of a New Epoch?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner - who suggest that the Earth has entered a new age of geological time.

dateMar 26, 2010 in Environment
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