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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...

2009-06-04 15:03:09

British scientists say large bombardments of meteorites four billion years ago might have made early Earth and Mars more habitable for life. Imperial College London researchers said millions of meteor strikes during what's called the Late Heavy Bombardment approximately 3.9 billion years pelted Earth and Mars during a period of about 20 million years, possibly modifying the atmosphere on both planets. Researchers explained that when a meteor enters a planet's atmosphere, extreme heat causes...

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2009-02-12 13:35:00

The most detailed map of the Moon ever created has revealed never-before-seen craters at the lunar poles. The map is also revealing secrets about the Moon's interior -- and hinting about Mars's interior as well. C.K. Shum, professor of earth sciences at Ohio State University, is part of the international research team that published the map in the February 13 issue of the journal Science. "The surface can tell us a lot about what's happening inside the Moon, but until now mapping has been...

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2005-11-08 06:55:00

Saturn's giant moon Titan is so cold that, on its surface, water is as hard as a rock - literally. The European Space Agency's Huygens probe landed on Titan earlier this year. Images sent back to Earth by the probe reveal what appear to be rocks made of super-frozen water. But other instruments on the probe have raised some doubts. Chris McKay, a planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, recently gave a public lecture, sponsored by the Planetary Society, about what scientists have...


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Gas Giant
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Gas Giant -- A gas giant is a generic astronomical term invented by the science fiction writer James Blish to describe any large planet that is not composed mostly of rock or other solid matter. Gas giants may still have a solid core - in fact, it is expected that such a core is probably required for a gas giant to form - but the majority of its mass is in the form of gas (or gas compressed into a liquid state). Unlike rocky planets, gas giants do not have a well-defined surface. There...

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