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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.

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2012-06-12 07:55:15

A research team just recently finished up counting, outlining and cataloging the 635,000 impact craters on Mars that are roughly a half-mile in diameter.

The Red Planet Experiences 'Marsquakes'
2012-02-22 11:49:17

University of London researchers report they have found evidence that Mars experiences "marsquakes" in the same way Earth does with an earthquake.

Image 1 - 'Honeycombs' And Hexacopters Help Tell Story Of Mars
2012-02-18 06:22:14

In a rough-and-tumble wonderland of plunging canyons and towering buttes, some of the still-raw bluffs are lined with soaring, six-sided stone columns so orderly and trim, they could almost pass as relics of a colossal temple.

A New Kind Of Metal In The Deep Earth
2011-12-20 03:45:43

The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth's deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently.

Image 1 - New Mystery On Mars' Forgotten Plains
2011-10-12 09:23:41

One of the supposedly best understood and least interesting landscapes on Mars is hiding something that could rewrite the planet’s history. Or not.

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2011-02-04 10:00:00

ESA’s Mars Express has returned new views of pedestal craters in the Red Planet’s eastern Arabia Terra.

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2010-12-17 08:34:52

A new method of capturing detailed, three-dimensional images of minute samples of material under extreme pressures is shedding light on the evolution of the Earth's interior.

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2010-09-18 08:14:00

The Earth's mantle and its core mix at a distance of 2900 km under our feet in a mysterious zone.

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2010-08-30 20:15:15

A new geologic map of the moon's Schrödinger basin paints an instant, camouflage-colored portrait of what a mash-up the moon's surface is after eons of violent events.


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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  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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