News tagged with high atmosphere

Magnesium oxide: From Earth to super-Earth

The mantles of Earth and other rocky planets are rich in magnesium and oxygen. Due to its simplicity, the mineral magnesium oxide is a good model for studying the nature of planetary interiors. New work from a team led by ...

dateNov 22, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Probing hydrogen under extreme conditions

( -- How hydrogen--the most abundant element in the cosmos--responds to extremes of pressure and temperature is one of the major challenges in modern physical science. Moreover, knowledge gleaned from experiments ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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A hot new look at working fuel cells

Measuring a fuel cell's overall performance is relatively easy, but measuring its components individually as they work together is a challenge. That's because one of the best experimental techniques for investigating the ...

dateOct 05, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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Watching Venus glow in the dark

( -- ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has observed an eerie glow in the night-time atmosphere of Venus. This infrared light comes from nitric oxide and is showing scientists that the atmosphere of Earth’s nearest ...

dateFeb 24, 2009 in Space Exploration
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