planetary sciences

55 mln-yr-old magnetofossils of previously unknown species unearthed


October 23rd, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has unearthed crystalline magnetic fossils of a previously unknown species of microorganism that lived at the boundary of the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, ... Read more...

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Newborn Earth-like planets could be easier to spot than earlier believed


October 17th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study has determined that newborn Earth-like planets that are hot may be easier to spot because they stay that way longer than astronomers have thought.The ... Read more...

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Earths oldest rocks may not be that old


September 27th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 27 (ANI): Researchers from the University of McGill in Canada, who had claimed to have found the oldest rocks on Earth, as old as 4.28 billion years, are now ... Read more...

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Scientists discover the oldest rocks on Earth


September 26th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): Researchers from the University of McGill in Canada have found the oldest rocks on Earth, which are as old as 4.28 billion years, a discovery which pushes ... Read more...

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China quake was rare and unexpected


July 1st, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new analysis of the setting for the May 12 earthquake in China has indicated that the quake was rare and unexpected in the country.The analysis, done ... Read more...

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Missing matter of the Universe found in spaces between galaxies


May 21st, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Astronomers have claimed to have found baryons, which is half of the missing normal matter of the universe, in the spaces between the galaxies.Although the universe contains ... Read more...

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NASA detects water vapor in protoplanetary disks


March 19th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 19 (ANI): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and high-resolution measurements from the Keck II Telescope in Hawaii have found water vapor in protoplanetary disks of dust and gas around two ... Read more...

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Earth-sized planet might be found in outer solar system


March 18th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Astronomers have suggested that a planet roughly the size of Earth could be tracing a vast, elliptical orbit at the outer edge of our solar system.According to ... Read more...

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Analysis of ancient global warming event provides clues to what the future may hold


February 17th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists are studying 55 million year old global warming events to find clues to what the future might hold if carbon dioxide emissions from human activities continue at ... Read more...

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Astronomers analyse how aliens would study Earth


December 21st, 2007 - 5:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 21 (ANI): A new study has figured out what astronomers on Earth and possible aliens in other parts of the universe may learn about a planet from very distant observations, ... Read more...

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Sulfur dioxide contributed to warm climate on early Mars


December 21st, 2007 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Geoscientists at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have suggested that sulfur dioxide might have played a crucial role in maintaining a warm climate on Mars ... Read more...

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New unmanned moon mission may unlock planets mysteries


December 17th, 2007 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): NASA and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have announced a mission to map the moons internal structure, gravity and reconstruct its thermal history, also helping to unlock secrets ... Read more...

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MIT mission to study moon’s gravitational pull


December 15th, 2007 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Cambridge, Dec.15 (ANI): The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will lead a 375-million dollar mission to map the moon's interior and reconstruct its thermal history. According to a NASA announcement, the Gravity Recovery ... Read more...

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New plan to increase ocean’s natural ability to suck up CO2


December 9th, 2007 - 11:43 am ICT by admin
Washington, December 9 (ANI): Scientists have evolved a new idea to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere building water treatment plants that would enhance the ocean's natural ability to ... Read more...

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Earths magma sculpted valleys and mountains 180 mln years ago: Study


December 4th, 2007 - 6:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec.4 (ANI): A professor of earth and planetary sciences at the Johns Hopkins University who challenged the century-old concept that the Earth's outer layer formed when crystal-free molten rock called magma ... Read more...

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Asteroid is “practice case” for potential hazards


November 14th, 2007 - 2:09 am ICT by admin
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Sun responsible for mysterious blotches on Saturn’s yin-yang moon Iapetus


November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
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