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Saturn's youthful appearance explained

(Phys.org) —As planets age they become darker and cooler. Saturn however is much brighter than expected for a planet of its age - a question that has puzzled scientists since the late sixties. New research ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Space Exploration
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New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

(Phys.org) —A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America.

dateJun 17, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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A climate window in the Southern Ocean

The world’s oceans act as a massive conveyor, circulating heat, water and carbon around the planet. This global system plays a key role in climate change, storing and releasing heat throughout the world. ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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