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May 2011

The Countdown: 5/26/2010

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
Here’s what is going on today: 3… Ariel already covered the Moon news. 2… More debate, this time on how one of the Earth’s Snowball Earth events ended. Previous carbon isotope studies of dolomites deposited right after the Snowball event suggested that methane played a major role in ending snowball conditions. However, new research published in Nature suggests that the isotopic signature results from hydrothermal alteration, and so probably doesn’t tell us much about the environment at the time of....
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25
May 2011

Is the Theory All Wet? »

POSTED BY: ARIELANBAR
 
A new study published today provides a great example of how science works – as a process of discovery that blends inquiry, theory and argument. For decades, it has been accepted wisdom that the Moon must be incredibly dry. Not just at the surface but also in the interior, where an ocean’s worth of water can be hidden as traces of water inside minerals. This idea of a dry Moon fits with the well-established theory that the Moon formed when....
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