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Gaia turns its eyes to asteroid hunting

While best known for its surveys of the stars and mapping the Milky Way in three dimensions, ESA's Gaia has many more strings to its bow. Among them, its contribution to our understanding of the asteroids that litter the ...

dateJan 24, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Largest rocky world found

We thought we understood how big rocky planets can get. But most of our understanding of planetary formation and solar system development has come from direct observation of our own solar system. We simply couldn't see any ...

dateFeb 11, 2016 in Astronomy
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The color of the ocean: The SABIA-Mar mission

By monitoring the color changes in the ocean, such as those caused by photosynthetic pigments in phytoplankton, scientists learn more about the overall health and functioning of our planet. Such studies also could help future ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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