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September 25, 2019
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New insights about carbon and ice could clarify inner workings of Earth, other planets

Most people behave differently when under extreme pressure. Carbon and ice are no different. Two new studies show how these key planetary ingredients take on exotic forms that could help researchers better understand the composition of Earth’s core as well … Continue reading

May 25, 2014
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Bringing a Spacecraft Back from the Dead

A UA engineering student is part of a team trying to awaken an abandoned NASA space probe and put it back to work in outer space. More than 25 years ago, an abandoned NASA spacecraft fulfilled its mission, fell silent … Continue reading

May 6, 2014
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Ganymede May Harbor ‘Club Sandwich’ of Oceans and Ice

The largest moon in our solar system, a companion to Jupiter named Ganymede, might have ice and oceans stacked up in several layers like a club sandwich, according to new NASA-funded research that models the moon’s makeup. Previously, the moon … Continue reading

November 30, 2013
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The Era of Neutrino Astronomy has Begun

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Astrophysicists using a telescope embedded in Antarctic ice have succeeded in a quest to detect and record the mysterious phenomena known as cosmic neutrinos – nearly massless particles that stream to Earth at the speed of … Continue reading

September 5, 2013
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Physicists pinpoint key property of material that both conducts and insulates

It is well known to scientists that the three common phases of water – ice, liquid and vapor – can exist stably together only at a particular temperature and pressure, called the triple point. Also well known is that the … Continue reading

September 24, 2012
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A Clock that Will Last Forever

Berkeley Lab Researchers Propose a Way to Build the First Space-Time Crystal Imagine a clock that will keep perfect time forever, even after the heat-death of the universe. This is the “wow” factor behind a device known as a “space-time … Continue reading

September 20, 2012
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Shrinking Snow Depth on Arctic Sea Ice Threatens Ringed Seal Habitat

As sea ice in the Arctic continues to shrink during this century, more than two thirds of the area with sufficient snow cover for ringed seals to reproduce also will disappear, challenging their survival, scientists report in a new study. … Continue reading