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April 30, 2014
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Misleading mineral may have led to overestimate of water in moon

Discovery of hydrogen-rich apatite in lunar rocks hinted at more watery past. Think again, says UCLA’s Jeremy Boyce. The amount of water present in the moon may have been overestimated by scientists studying the mineral apatite, says a team of … Continue reading

December 4, 2012
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NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. Water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances, among other ingredients, … Continue reading

December 14, 2010
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Atomic Weights of Ten Chemical Elements About to Change

For the first time in history, a change will be made to the atomic weights of some elements listed on the Table of Standard Atomic Weights of the chemical elements found in the inside covers of chemistry textbooks worldwide. The … Continue reading

December 8, 2010
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Fireworks Produce High Levels of Toxic Particles

Fireworks can be spectacular. However, the gas and smoke produced by the colorful explosions carry extremely high levels of toxic particles, according to a study by Audrey Smargiassi, a professor at the Université de Montreal Department of Environmental and Occupational … Continue reading

November 30, 2010
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Air Above Dead Sea Contains Very High Levels of Oxidized Mercury

*First such levels measured outside polar regions* In Hebrew, the Dead Sea is called Yam ha-Melah, the “sea of salt.” Now measurements show that the sea’s salt has profound effects on the chemistry of the air above its surface. The … Continue reading