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Using 3D Printing Technology To Build A Lunar Base
2013-02-01 15:16:12

Three-dimensional printing is growing rampantly and the European Space Agency has decided to utilize the up-and-coming technology to build a base on the moon using lunar soil.

Mars Express Orbiter Snaps Image Of River-Like Formation On Surface Below
2013-01-18 16:04:26

The European Space Agency's Mars Express has offered up a high-resolution photo of a river-like structure on Mars. The spacecraft used its high-resolution stereo camera last year to snap an image of Reull Vallis on the Red Planet.

Earth’s Magma Mantle Melts Hotter Than Previously Thought
2013-01-10 10:10:41

According to a new study, the Earth's mantle magma melts far hotter and deeper in the Earth's core than previously thought, a discovery that will have lasting implications for geologists.

Disney Name Goes Interplanetary With Impact Crater Identity
2012-12-21 13:55:02

Mercury has gained a little more fame in the eyes of Hollywood, after the International Astronomical Union (IAU) agreed to name nine impact craters after Walt Disney.

Ancient Mars Caverns May Have Captured Flood Water
2012-12-05 16:24:33

Researchers have found evidence that ancient caverns on Mars may have captured enormous flood waters some 2 billion years ago.

Moon Formation - Evidence Backs Up Giant Impact Theory
2012-10-17 14:15:54

Scientists are backing up a theory, claiming that the Moon was created when a planetary body the size of Mars collided with Earth.

Lunar Water Found In Apollo Soil Samples
2012-10-15 04:11:33

Water molecules discovered in soil samples collected from the moon could have indirectly originated from the sun, claim the authors of a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

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2012-09-18 17:40:22

We have even hardly begun to scratch the surface of Mars, yet scientists are already trying to find ways to be eco-friendly on the Red Planet.

Mars Express Finds Complex History On The Martian Surface
2012-07-05 14:43:24

An image taken by the ESA's Mars Express has revealed an area on the Red Planet that has quite a complex history.


Latest Planetary geology Reference Libraries

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2010-10-29 20:31:07

Harrison Schmitt was a NASA astronaut, and is also an American geologist. He was born Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt on July 3, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. After high school, he went to the California Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in science in 1957. He then went to Norway to study geology at the University of Oslo. In 1964, Schmitt earned a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey's...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Planet Venus is the second planet from the sun. It is often called the evening star or morning star and is brighter than any object in the sky except the sun and the moon. Because its orbit lies between the sun and the orbit of the earth, Venus passes through phases like those of the moon, varying from a large bright crescent when the planet is near inferior conjunction (nearest the earth) to a smaller silvery disk when it is at superior conjunction (farthest from the earth). Since...

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