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Dust storms on Mars

In the 1870's astronomers first noted the presence of yellow clouds on the surface of Mars and suggested they were caused by windblown dust. Today, dust storms on Mars are well known and those that display visible structures ...

dateAug 24, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Architecture of aquifers: Chile's Atacama Desert

The Loa River water system of northern Chile's Atacama Desert, in the Antofagasta region, exemplifies the high stakes involved in sustainable management of scarce water resources. The Loa surface and groundwater system supplies ...

dateAug 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Chasms on Dione

While not bursting with activity like its system sister Enceladus, the surface of Dione is definitely not boring. Some parts of the surface are covered by linear features, called chasmata, which provide dramatic contrast ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Space Exploration
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