Posts Tagged Planets

Why Does Earth Have an Atmosphere?…

Earth’s atmosphere is enormous, so far reaching that it even affects the International Space Station’s route. But how did this giant gaseous envelope form?… Read the article here (livescience.com): https://www.livescience.com/64825-why-earth-has-an-atmosphere.html Advertisements

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

This recap takes us up into space, deep down into the ocean, and way back in history… Read it here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Photos: Large Numbers That Define the Universe…

Visit the following LiveScience.com link for some magnificent numeric depictions of planet Earth… https://www.livescience.com/63429-big-numbers-universe-photos.html

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

Have a look at some of this week’s best science photos at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50717-amazing-images.html

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Where Is the Center of the Universe?…

Intro:   Looking up at a clear night sky, you see stars in every direction. It almost feels as if you’re at the center of the cosmos. But are you? And if not, where is the center of the universe? Source (LiveScience.com): Where Is the Center of the Universe?

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Continental Drift: Theory & Definition…

Intro:  Continental drift was a theory that explained how continents shift position on Earth’s surface. Set forth in 1912 by Alfred Wegener, a geophysicist and meteorologist, continental drift also explained why look-alike animal and plant fossils, and similar rock formations, are found on different continents… Read all about the theory here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/37529-continental-drift.html

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From Alaska to Amazonia: first global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth…

A biodiversity research update from enn.com: http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/53344

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Study Says Mars Had a Lot of Water Just 500,000 Years Ago…

Summary: “Billions of years ago, Mars lost its atmosphere, and with it went Mars’s once prolific assemblage of liquid water lakes and streams. Yet even without an atmosphere, the Red Planet hasn’t always been as bone dry as it is today. A new discovery suggests that as recently as a mere 500,000 years ago, certain […]

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Alien Ocean: NASA’s Mission to Europa …

Summary: Could there be some sort of liquid ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon, Europa? And, per chance, could this support life? In the following video, NASA presents info on its Europa mission…

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Comet Wild 2: A window into the birth of the solar system?…

Source: ScienceDaily.com: Scientists have investigated the oxygen isotope and mineral composition of the comet dust returned from Wild 2. The team discovered an unexpected combination of material that has deepened the mystery of Wild 2’s past…. Our solar system, and other planetary systems, started as a disk of microscopic dust, gas and ice around the young […]

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Millimeter-sized stones formed our planet…

Summary:  Researchers can now explain how asteroids are formed. Our own planet also has its origins in the same process, a cosmic ocean of millimeter-sized particles that orbited the young sun, according to new research… Source: ScienceDaily.com  Read more here: Millimeter-sized stones formed our planet…  (image from ScienceDaily.com)

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Another Earth-Like Planet Discovered, Again…

from sciencedaily.com… Summary:  Researchers discovered an Earth-like planet, adding to the long list of planets already found. But this one is the first of its kind. See video provided by Newsy below: Another Earth-Like Planet Discovered, Again — ScienceDaily.

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New Earth-like planets found orbiting a Sun-like star…

from an article posted on sciencedaily.com in April 2013: Summary: A team of scientists has discovered two Earth-like planets in the habitable orbit of a Sun-like star. Using observations gathered by NASA’s Kepler Mission, the team found five planets orbiting a Sun-like star called Kepler-62. Four of these planets are so-called super-Earths, larger than our […]

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NASA discovers 715 new planets…

(CNN) — Our galactic neighborhood just got a lot bigger. NASA has announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once… Read the full article here: NASA discovers 715 new planets…

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