Posted in Astronomy, Musings, Nerds, Photography, Photos, Physics, Science, Space, Stars, tagged Astronomy, Astrophysics, Geology, Physics, Planets, Research, science, Space, Stars on June 9, 2014|
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Godzilla planets? 12 billion year old gamma rays? Evidence of the planet that crashed into Earth and caused our moon to form?
This is the kind of stuff scientists were doing last week!
Here are the links to the articles. Please check them out!
Godzilla planet: http://bit.ly/RZCW46
Hybrid star: http://bit.ly/SbvliX
Hubble deep field: http://bit.ly/1pRBFbi
Gamma ray burst: http://bit.ly/1kD36oV
Plastic rocks: http://bit.ly/SdukXM
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Posted in Astronomy, Nature, Research, Science, tagged Earth, Geology, History, Photographs, Photos, Research, science on May 29, 2013|
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As is probably known to many, Canada has about 20% of the world’s fresh water.
The subject matter of this article is, however, somewhat less than ‘fresh.’
According to a finding published in the journal Nature, a U.K.-Canadian team of scientists has discovered billion-year-old water deep underground from a mine that is 2.4 kilometers beneath Ontario. This water could be the oldest on the planet, and leads to the possibility of similar life being discovered on Mars.
(Water filters out of the floor of a Canadian mine)
These ancient pockets of water were analyzed by researchers from the Universities of Toronto, Lancaster, Manchester and McMaster. The researchers believe that this isolated deep underground water may contain chemicals that are known to support life.
Believed to be one of the oldest water samples ever found, the rocks that hold this water are similar to those found on Mars, raising hopes that similar life-sustaining water could be discovered in the depths of Martian polar ice caps.
(Martian surface – not the wettest place around)
Pockets of water trapped in rocks from a Canadian mine are over a billion years old, and the water could contain life forms that can survive independently from the sun, scientists said this week.
The ancient water was collected from boreholes at Timmins Mine beneath Ontario, Canada, at a depth of about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers).
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