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Does Jupiter have a solid core?

The gas giants have always been a mystery to us. Due their dense and swirling clouds, it is impossible to get a good look inside them and determine their true structure. Given their distance from Earth, it is time-consuming ...

dateMay 08, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Research journey to the center of the Earth

Researchers in Japan say they may be one step closer to solving a mystery at the core of the Earth. It has long been established that approximately 85 percent of the Earth's core is made of iron, while nickel makes up an ...

dateFeb 01, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Liquid acoustics half way to the Earth's core

The most direct information about the interior of the earth comes from measuring how seismic acoustic waves—such as those created by earthquakes—travel through the earth. Those measurements show that 95% of the earth's ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Greenland ice stores liquid water year-round

Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a new aquifer in the Greenland Ice Sheet that holds liquid water all year long in the otherwise perpetually frozen winter landscape. The aquifer is extensive, covering ...

dateDec 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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