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How do we colonize Mercury?

Humanity has long dreamed of establishing itself on other worlds, even before we started going into space. We've talked about colonizing the Moon, Mars, and even establishing ourselves on exoplanets in distant star systems. ...

dateAug 04, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Stellar outburst brings water snowline into view

A violent outburst by the young star V883 Orionis has given astronomers their first view of a water "snowline" in a protoplanetary disk - the transition point around the star where the temperature and pressure are low enough ...

dateJul 13, 2016 in Astronomy
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Opal discovered in Antarctic meteorite

Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids early in the history of the solar system. Led by Professor ...

dateJun 28, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Why planes freeze

Pilots and safety officials worry about ice accumulating on the wings and tail of an aircraft flying during freezing rain. Abnormal ice buildup can disturb airflow to alter the physics of flight and lead to stalls, rolls ...

dateJun 21, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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New data compare, contrast Pluto's icy moons

A newly downlinked spectral observation of Pluto's moon Nix from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft provides compelling evidence that its surface is covered in water ice, similar to what the New Horizons team discovered recently ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Space Exploration
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