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Hidden Territory on Mercury Revealed

The MESSENGER spacecraft's third flyby of the planet Mercury has given scientists, for the first time, an almost complete view of the planet's surface and revealed some dramatic changes in Mercury's comet-like ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Volcanic ash in Meridiani Planum

Deposits of volcanic ash colour this view of the Meridiani Planum, as seen by the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera. They also give clues to the prevailing wind direction in this region of Mars.

dateMay 12, 2010 in Space Exploration
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New Blow for Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- The enduringly popular theory that the Chicxulub crater holds the clue to the demise of the dinosaurs, along with some 65 percent of all species 65 million years ago, is challenged in a paper ...

dateApr 27, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Exhumed rocks reveal Mars water ran deep

(Phys.org) -- By studying rocks blasted out of impact craters, ESA’s Mars Express has found evidence that underground water persisted at depth for prolonged periods during the first billion years of the ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Man in the Moon has 'Graphite Whiskers'

Up to now scientists thought that the trace amounts of carbon on the surface of the Moon came from the solar wind. Now researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory have detected and dated ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Christmas sky show

(Phys.org)—Just when you thought Christmas was over: At the end of the day on Dec. 25th, a pair of holiday lights will pop out of the deepening twilight. Jupiter and the Moon are having a Christmas conjunction.

dateDec 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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