terrestrial magnetism

Impurities in diamonds unravel earth’s turbulent past


July 24th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Jewellers abhor impurities in diamonds, but scientists say they provides clues that unravel the turbulent period of our planetary past. Researchers analysed data of over 4,000 ... Read more...

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Poisonous chemical formaldehyde linked to origin of life on Earth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research suggests that the poisonous chemical formaldehyde may have helped create the organic compounds present in the universe that gave rise to life.Scientists have long speculated about ... Read more...

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First Trojan asteroid found in gravitational ‘dead zone’


August 13th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): The first Trojan asteroid, 2008 LC18, has been found in a difficult-to-detect stability region at Neptune, called the Lagrangian L5 point.There are places in space where the ... Read more...

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First “super Earths” discovered around Sun-like stars


December 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found the first "super Earths" to be discovered around two Sun-like stars.These are rocky planets larger than the Earth, but smaller than ... Read more...

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NASA’s MESSENGER reveals more hidden territory on Mercury


November 4th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): NASA spacecraft MESSENGER's third and final flyby of Mercury has revealed more hidden territory on the planet and is providing new scientific findings about this relatively unknown world. ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘ultra-primitive’ particles in comet dust


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): In a new study, samples of comet dust collected by high-flying aircraft in the upper atmosphere have yielded an unexpectedly rich trove of relicts from the ancient cosmos.The ... Read more...

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Typhoons can trigger slow quakes in eastern Taiwan


June 11th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI: Scientists have made a surprising discovery that typhoons trigger slow earthquakes, at least in eastern Taiwan.Slow earthquakes are non-violent fault slippage events that take hours or days instead ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft reveals hidden territory on Mercury


October 30th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The NASA Messenger spacecraft, which is gliding over the surface of Mercury for the second time this year, has revealed previously unseen territory on the planet.After completing ... Read more...

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”Little bang” may have triggered solar system formation


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Astrophysicists at the Carnegie Institution''s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) have shown for the first time that a ''little bang'', in the form of a supernova, could ... Read more...

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4.6-billion-year old meteorite suggests much dustier origin for Earth


June 20th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): The analysis of a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite that fell in India in 1940 has revealed higher than expected levels of sodium, suggesting that the dust clouds from ... Read more...

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Scientists use diamonds to trace origin of platinum rich region in South Africa


June 12th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have traced the origin of the unique platinum deposits in a South African region by using diamonds.The worlds richest source of platinum and related metals ... Read more...

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Internal liquid ocean beneath Europas icy crust may host life


May 15th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists have determined that poles on Jupiters moon Europa may have wandered by almost 90 degrees, an extreme shift that suggests the existence of an internal liquid ... Read more...

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Plate tectonics may stop at least once again in Earths history


January 4th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 4 (ANI): Carnegie Institution researchers say that Plate tectonics the geological process responsible for creating the Earths continents, mountain ranges, and ocean basins may have stopped at least once in ... Read more...

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Astronomers find building blocks of life in red dust of disk surrounding star


January 4th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Astronomers have found the first indications of highly complex organic molecules in the planet-forming disk of red dust surrounding an eight-million-year-old star.Known as HR 4796A, the star ... Read more...

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