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More Evidence Of Water On Mars
2012-06-22 10:22:23

Is there water on other planets? Two Martian meteorites known to have originated from the Red Planet were recently analyzed by scientists. The amount of water they found is considerably larger than what was previously thought to have been on Mars. Knowing this not only changes what we know about the Red Planet, but also raises questions about how the water got there and if there is a probability that Mars could have supported life. The research was led by former Carnegie postdoctoral...

2011-05-26 14:45:00

A team of NASA-funded researchers has measured water from the moon that shows some parts of the lunar mantle have as much water as the Earth's upper mantle. The research, from Case Western Reserve University, Carnegie Institution for Science, and Brown University, shows 100 times more water than measured before. Scientists discovered water along with volatile elements in lunar magma trapped inside of crystals that are themselves trapped inside tiny volcanic glass beads. The team of...

2008-07-09 15:25:00

Scientists have decided that evidence collected from the surface of the Moon almost 40 years ago shows that water existed there since its infancy. Small green and orange pebble-like beads collected decades ago from the Moon's surface were used to analyze the lunar sand samples that are thought to be some 3 billion years of age. The researchers believe these samples could support evidence that water persists in the shadowed craters of the Moon's surface and that it is native to the moon as...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.