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Cassini Maps Global Pattern of Titan's Dunes

( -- Titan's vast dune fields, which may act like weather vanes to determine general wind direction on Saturn's biggest moon, have been mapped by scientists who compiled four years of radar data collected by the ...

dateFeb 27, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Scientists explore the physics of bumpy roads

sand or gravel or snow -- develops ripples that make driving a very shaky experience. A team of physicists from Canada, France and the United Kingdom have recreated this "washboard" phenomenon in the lab with surprising results: ...

dateJul 07, 2009 in General Physics
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It's a grind to make Mars red

( -- The widespread idea that Mars is red due to rocks being rusted by the water that once flooded the red planet may be wrong. Recent laboratory studies show that the red dust may be formed by ongoing grinding ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
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