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

Provided by Eric Sorensen, Washington State University 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. Kellie Wall, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash., looked for evidence that water influenced crystal formation in basalt, the dark volcanic rock that covers most of eastern Washington and Oregon. She then compared this with volcanic rock...

2014-07-10 12:23:33

DUBLIN, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f36p8f/continuous_basalt) has announced the addition of the "International Continuous Basalt Fiber Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Continuous basalt fibers are fibers manufactured by melting basalt rocks at high temperatures and processing them according to the needs of the end user industry. Abundantly available 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. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/continuous-basalt-fiber-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Continuous Basalt Fiber Market For Molded Materials, Transportation, Electronics, Building...

2014-05-09 12:22:37

DUBLIN, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xz2smn/continuous_basalt) has announced the addition of the "Continuous Basalt Fiber Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Continuous basalt fibers are fibers manufactured by heating and processing basalt rocks. Basalt, a volcanic rock is abundantly available across...

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, Transportation, Electronics, Building & Construction and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global continuous basalt fiber market was valued at USD 51.4 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 104.7 million in 2019, growing at a...

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

[ Watch The Video: Researchers Develop New Model Of Earth’s Dynamic Interior ] Nikki Cassis, Arizona State University 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. A paper published March 30 in Nature Geoscience reports the team’s findings, which could be...

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

[ Watch the Video: Trolls Not Responsible For Iceland's Basalt Pillars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Icelandic trolls are not responsible for shaping the basalt pillars found on the island, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. Folklore says that mysterious basalt pillars found in Iceland were created by a pair of angry trolls who hurled rocks at one another. However, the new study says that these...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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 (PNAS). California Institute of Technology (Caltech) geology professor Michael P. Lamb and his colleagues explain that while there have been other explanations for the formation...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, scientists have thought of Mars as being made up of just one kind of rock – a very simplistic planet compared to the diverse geology of Earth. However, a new study in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests there may be granite on Mars and puts forward a theory for how it could have formed there. "We're providing the most compelling evidence to date that Mars has granitic rocks," said study author James Wray, an...


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...

28_30e95d7bc9a84ffe78f930c8704eb5b2
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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