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Super Earths May Get Their Magnetic Fields From Magnesium Oxide
2012-11-23 10:54:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers have been spotting so-called ℠Super Earths´ at a regular rate over the past few years and new research by a team of American physicists sheds a light on some of the forces at work below the surface of these terrestrial giants. According to the team´s report in the journal Science Express, magnesium oxide, a key ingredient in the mantles of rocky planets, behaves differently within many of these newly...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.