Lunar impacts created seas of molten rock, research shows

Early in the Moon's history an ocean of molten rock covered its entire surface. As that lunar magma ocean cooled over millions of years, it differentiated to form the Moon's crust and mantle. But according to a new analysis ...

Palaeontologist reveals insects' colourful past

(Phys.org)—An international research team led by a University of Bristol scientist has explained the preservation of colours in fossil insects for the first time.

Mercury may have harbored an ancient magma ocean, paper reveals

By analyzing Mercury's rocky surface, scientists have been able to partially reconstruct the planet's history over billions of years. Now, drawing upon the chemical composition of rock features on the planet's surface, scientists ...

Fossilized conduits suggest water flowed beneath Martian Surface

(Phys.org)—Networks of narrow ridges found in impact craters on Mars appear to be the fossilized remnants of underground cracks through which water once flowed, according to a new analysis by researchers from Brown University.

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