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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

Minerals in ancient meteorites offer insights into the origin of most of the Earth’s surface

Dr. Alice Stephant, an astrophysicist, is helping to solve a longstanding mystery about water on Earth: where it came from. Scientists long thought that water,...

World’s oceans set new surface temperature record: EU monitor

The world's oceans set a new temperature record this week, raising concerns about knock-on effects on the planet's climate, marine life and coastal communities. The...

Study explains how Enceladus ejects particles from oceans beneath its surface

Although it is relatively small, Enceladus—the sixth largest of Saturn's 83 moons—has been considered by astronomers to be one of the more compelling bodies...

NASA’s Perseverance rover deposits first sample on Mars surface

A titanium tube containing a rock sample is resting on the Red Planet's surface after being placed there on Dec. 21 by NASA's Perseverance...

MESSENGER reveals a more dynamic Mercury surface

Compared with Earth, the surfaces of most other objects in the solar system appear largely static. Planetary scientists have long believed that impacts from...

What is the best radiation shielding for the surface of Mars?

The planet Mars is calling to us. At least, that is the impression one gets when examining all the planned and proposed missions to...

Water on Jupiter’s moon closer to surface than thought

Ridges that criss-cross the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa indicate there are shallow pockets of water beneath, boosting hopes in the search for...

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