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Are super-Earths more friendly to life than we thought?

The inner core of the Earth is a solid spinning ball of mostly iron, almost the size of the Moon. Temperatures on the surface of the inner core can reach close to those at the surface of the Sun. The next layer, the outer core,... click to read more

  • Arshia Ruina | PhD Student at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 30, 2022
To See a World in a Grain of Interplanetary Dust

With each new spacecraft launch, we become more familiar with today's Solar System, from our nearest neighbor planets to those in cold and distant outer orbits, yet the details of how the Solar System formed and evolved to its present state remain a mystery. We... click to read more

  • Hope A. Ishii | Professor at Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 22, 2019