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For Mars rovers, a friendly rivalry

NASA's newest Mars rover - or a replica of it, anyway - sat expectantly at the bottom of a hill. After years in design and construction, the grandly named Mars Science Laboratory was ready to test its wheels on a 20-degree ...

dateJun 10, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The impact of plate tectonics

Helping to settle a debate over plate tectonics that has divided geologists for decades, scientists at Harvard University have moved a step closer to understanding the complex physical deformation of one of the most densely ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Study finds earlier peak for Spain's glaciers

The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth's far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels were low. Over much of the planet, glaciers were at their greatest extent roughly ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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