By studying these literal chunks of Mars, scientists are learning more about the Red Planet’s deep interior and impact history.
Para determinar cómo los elementos cruciales para el desarrollo de la vida llegaron a la Tierra, los científicos estudian los gases nobles. Actualmente, métodos mejorados traen consigo nuevos indicios a partir del criptón, el gas noble más enigmático.
Named Chrysalis, the moon could have disintegrated during a close encounter with the gas giant roughly 100 million years ago.
New simulations show that planets around young, massive stars may have been captured or stolen rather than homegrown.
Terrestrial electron antineutrino observations provide new constraints on the contributions of radiogenic heat in the mantle.
Understanding how much water is in Martian magma is vital for understanding whether the Red Planet had seas in its early history.
The magnetic record stored in rocks documents the liquid core’s behavior and possibly when the inner core formed. Whether it formed half a billion or more than a billion years ago, however, is up for debate.
Scientists have long known that the two layers of Earth’s mantle have different chemical compositions. Now, modeling shows that different water concentrations may keep them from mixing.
Networks of valleys provide puzzling hints of running water on the surface of the Red Planet. New research suggests that some tributaries could have formed from icy sheets thousands of meters thick.
Grouping minerals by how they were formed yields insights into our planet’s evolution across billions of years.