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detecting water on Mars
2014-10-07 03:00:14

A Washington State University undergraduate has helped develop a new method for detecting water on Mars. Her findings appear in Nature Communications, one of the most influential general science journals.

2014-07-10 12:23:33

DUBLIN, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f36p8f/continuous_basalt)

2014-05-21 23:09:12

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Continuous Basalt Fiber Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store.

2014-05-09 12:22:37

DUBLIN, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xz2smn/continuous_basalt)

2014-04-23 08:24:42

ALBANY, New York, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Continuous Basalt Fiber Market For Molded Materials,

Researchers Develop New Model Of Earth's Dynamic Interior
2014-03-31 14:24:13

Seeking to better understand the composition of the lowermost part of Earth’s mantle, located nearly 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) below the surface, a team of Arizona State University researchers has developed new simulations that depict the dynamics of deep Earth.

Iceland's Basalt Pillars Not From Warring Trolls, As Folk Legend Has It
2014-02-04 13:18:11

Folklore says that mysterious basalt pillars found in Iceland were created by a pair of angry trolls who hurled rocks at one another. However, a new study says that these pillars actually formed around vertical columns of steam and hot water venting through lava.

Idaho, Mars Canyons Share Similarities: Carved By Massive Megafloods
2014-01-17 09:15:38

The shared geological features found in U-shaped bedrock canyons both in south-central Idaho and on the surface of Mars are likely the result of massive floods, according to research appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Martian Geology More Diverse Than Thought
2013-11-18 13:23:57

A new study suggests there may be granite on Mars and posits a theory about how it could have formed there.


Latest Basalt Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 12:13:03

Augite is a mafic mineral described chemically as (Ca, Na)(Mg, Fe, Al)(Al, Si)2O6 or calcium sodium magnesium iron aluminium silicate. Structurally, it is a solid solution of the pyroxene group which also contains diopside and hedenbergite. The crystals are monoclinic and prismatic. It is found in igneous rocks such as gabbros and basalts, and in metamorphic rocks from hydrothermal vents. Occasional specimens have a shiny appearance that give rise to the mineral's name, which is from the...

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2005-05-26 11:00:22

Gabbro is a dark, coarse-grained, intrusive igneous rock chemically equivalent to basalt. It is a plutonic rock, formed when molten magma is trapped beneath the Earth's surface and cools slowly into a hard, coarsely crystalline mass. It is dense, greenish or dark-colored and contains varied percentages of plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, amphibole, and olivine (called olivine gabbro when olivine is present in large quantities). Quartz gabbros are also known to occur and are probably derived...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.