News tagged with ocean science

Did diamonds begin on the ancient ocean floor?

( —Geology professor Dan Schulze calls this singular gem from the remote Guaniamo region of Venezuela the "Picasso" diamond. The blue luminescent, high-resolution image of a diamond formed over a billion years ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Dwindling buffer effect?

( —The Southern Ocean could absorb relatively less carbon dioxide in future if the global temperatures continue to rise as a result of human activities, as climate researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrate based ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Enceladus' jets reach all the way to its sea

Thanks to the Cassini mission we've known about the jets of icy brine spraying from the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus for about 8 years now, but this week it was revealed at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference ...

dateMar 20, 2013 in Space Exploration
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