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December 24, 2014
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Origin of Moon’s ‘ocean of storms’ revealed

New analysis, using data from NASA’s GRAIL spacecraft, has determined that the large dark patch on the western edge of the Moon’s near side is not an impact crater after all. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Oceanus Procellarum, a vast … Continue reading

February 21, 2014
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A global map of Jupiter’s biggest moon

Using images from NASA’s Voyager Mission (1979) and the orbital Galileo Mission (1995), researchers have created the first global geological map of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Scientists, including Brown University geologists and students, have completed … Continue reading

October 7, 2013
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Moon: It’s the right time to return

Last week, Apollo 15 commander David R. Scott, a visiting professor at Brown and one of 12 men to walk on the Moon, addressed Professor Jim Head’s introductory geology classes. He discussed the scientific returns of the Apollo missions and encouraged students to look … Continue reading

February 15, 2013
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How the World’s Saltiest Pond gets its Salt

Jay Dickson and Jim Head have gathered time-lapse photography and other data about the sustained salinity of Antarctica’s Don Juan Pond, the most saline natural body of water on earth. Their findings, published online in Scientific Reports, suggest that such … Continue reading