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Masers in stellar nurseries

(Phys.org)—Astronomers have come to realize that the process of star formation, once thought to consist essentially of just the simple coalescence of material by gravity, occurs in a complex series of stages. ...

dateDec 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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Exoplanet may have metal-rich atmosphere

At first glance, GJ 1214b is just another of the growing number of the super-Earth class of exoplanets. Discovered by the MEarth Project in 2009, it orbits an M dwarf in Ophiuchus in a tight orbit, swinging ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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Carbon dioxide controls Earth's temperature

(PhysOrg.com) -- Water vapor and clouds are the major contributors to Earth's greenhouse effect, but a new atmosphere-ocean climate modeling study shows that the planet's temperature ultimately depends on ...

dateOct 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Water vapor in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Water is a critical molecule for human life, and, because it is abundant in the interstellar medium, it also plays an important role in the life of molecular clouds and the stars and planets ...

dateFeb 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Jumping droplets take a lot of heat

Microscopic water droplets jumping from one surface to another may hold the key to a wide array of more energy efficient products, ranging from large solar panels to compact laptop computers.

dateDec 12, 2011 in General Physics
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