- STONE-6 Experiment Proves Martian Meteorite Could Carry Traces Of Life
An artificial meteorite designed by the European Space Agency has shown that traces of life in a martian meteorite could survive the violent heat and shock of entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The experiment’s results also suggest that meteorite hunters s ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2008 - 8:29pm
- Meteorites From Inner Solar System Match Platinum On Earth
Some of the world’s rarest and most precious metals, including platinum and iridium, could owe their presence in the Earth’s crust to iron and stony-iron meteorites, fragments of a large number of asteroids that underwent significant geological processing ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2008 - 8:56pm
- Lunar Hay Fever- The Moon's Dirty Secret
The Apollo Moon missions of 1969-1972 all share a dirty secret. "The major issue the Apollo astronauts pointed out was dust, dust, dust," says Professor Larry Taylor, Director of the Planetary Geosciences Institute at the University of Tennessee ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 26 2008 - 11:49am
- Want Cheaper Gas? Follow The Sediment Curve
As the world looks for more energy, the oil industry will need more refined tools for discoveries in places where searches have never before taken place, geologists say. One such tool is a new sediment curve (which shows where sediment-on-the-move is depo ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2008 - 4:01pm
- GOCE delayed- again
Credit: European Space Agency The fairing, which encapsulates the GOCE satellite, with the GOCE and Eurockot logos. There is no reason to be surprised or shocked by the fact that the launch of GOCE suffer yet another delay. This time they are having some ...
Blog Post - Bente Lilja Bye - Oct 22 2008 - 10:10pm
- Using Microwaves To Extract Water From The Moon
When astronauts land on the Moon again they may be able to get a critical commodity there – water. Bill Kaukler, an Associate Research Professor in the Center for Materials Research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, has spent the past three years ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2008 - 12:35pm
- Global Warming Mystery- 55 Million Years Ago It Created A New Form Of Life
Researchers from McGill University, the California Institute of Technology, the Curie Institute in Paris, Princeton University and other institutions, have unearthed crystalline magnetic fossils of a previously unknown species of microorganism that lived a ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2008 - 4:34pm
- Seeing 'Sunquakes' Inside A Star
Sounding the Sun through a technique similar to seismology has opened a new era for understanding the Sun’s interior. The CNES/ESA COROT satellite has now applied this technique to three stars, directly probing the interiors of stars beyond the Sun for the ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2008 - 6:52pm
- University Of Western Ontario Cameras Capture Meteorite 'Fireball' Near Guelph
For the second time this year, The University of Western Ontario Meteor Group has captured incredibly rare video footage of a meteor falling to Earth. The team of astronomers suspects the fireball dropped meteorites in a region north of Guelph, Ontario, Ca ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2008 - 9:35pm
- Water On Mars A Billion Years Later Than Previously Believed
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals spread across large regions of Mars. This discovery suggests that liquid water remained on the planet's surface a billion years later than scientists believed, and it play ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2008 - 11:20pm