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First-ever comprehensive geologic map of the moon released

For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified. The lunar map, called the 'Unified Geologic Map of the Moon', will serve as the definitive blueprint of the moon's surface geology for future human missions and will be invaluable for the international scientific community, educators and the public-at-large.

Apr 23rd, 2020

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Studying the galaxy's 'water worlds'

In seeking to learn more about Neptune-like exoplanets, an international team of researchers has provided one of the first mineralogy lab studies for water-rich exoplanets.

Apr 22nd, 2020

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Astronomers measure wind speed on a brown dwarf (w/video)

Based on facts known about the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System, a team of scientists realized that they possibly could measure a brown dwarf's wind speed by combining radio observations from the VLA and infrared observations from Spitzer.

Apr 10th, 2020

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Doubts about basic assumption for the universe

No matter where we look, the same rules apply everywhere in space: countless calculations of astrophysics are based on this basic principle. A recent study, however, has thrown this principle into question. Should the measured values be confirmed, this would toss many assumptions about the properties of the universe overboard.

Apr 8th, 2020

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