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Mars may act as a giant planetary pump

(Phys.org) —The surface of Mars is full of activity, with dust storms, dust devils, and drifting dunes in constant motion. Scientists suspect that similarly rich activity may exist underneath the surface, even though it ...

dateDec 23, 2013 in General Physics feature
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Cloudy days on exoplanets may hide atmospheric water

Water is a hot topic in the study of exoplanets, including "hot Jupiters," whose masses are similar to that of Jupiter, but which are much closer to their parent star than Jupiter is to the sun. They can reach a scorching ...

dateJun 08, 2016 in Astronomy
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New clues to Ceres' bright spots and origins

Ceres reveals some of its well-kept secrets in two new studies in the journal Nature, thanks to data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. They include highly anticipated insights about mysterious bright features found all over the ...

dateDec 09, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Water in smog may reveal pollution sources

The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers a new tool ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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