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Russia boasts of huge diamond field

(AP)—Russian scientists are claiming that a gigantic deposit of industrial diamonds found in a huge Siberian meteorite crater during Soviet times could revolutionize industry.

dateSep 17, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Vesta is not an intact protoplanet

Nearly forty years ago, Guy Consolmagno was young graduate student at the University of Arizona's Department of Planetary Sciences; his work there with the late Michael Drake first proposed that asteroid ...

dateDec 16, 2014 in Space Exploration
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How was the Earth formed?

Just how did the Earth—our home and the place where life as we know it evolved—come to be created in the first place? In some fiery furnace atop a great mountain? On some divine forge with the hammer ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Space Exploration
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