News tagged with spectroscopic analysis

Chemical deterrent from snow fleas identified

Snow fleas keep predators at bay with a chemical deterrent. German scientists have now isolated this compound and identified it by means of spectroscopic analysis and X-ray crystallography. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, ...

dateMay 29, 2015 in Materials Science
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Clays on Mars: More plentiful than expected

(—A new study co-authored by the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that clay minerals, rocks that usually form when water is present for long periods of time, cover a larger portion of Mars than previously ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Scientists discover ageing star destroys planet

(—An international team of astronomers has found evidence that a planet was destroyed by its ageing star. Led by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the United States, the team showed that the missing ...

dateSep 21, 2012 in Astronomy
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