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The first new mineral with post-spinel structure is approved by CNMNC of IMA
Xiete is the first new mineral with post-spinel structure found by a Chinese-American team from the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, which has recently been approved by the Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification of the International Mineralogical Association. View News Article (2008-09-12)


Tracking Phosphorus Runoff from Livestock Manure
Nutrient runoff from livestock manure is a common source of agricultural pollution. Looking for an uncommon solution, a team of scientists has developed an application of rare earth elements to control and track runoff phosphorus from soils receiving livestock manure. View News Article (2010-06-14)


Envisat launch: Win a chance to send your drawing into space!
ESA PR-66 View News Article (2000-10-27)


CME To Pass Earth, Messenger and Juno
On July 16, 2013, at 12:09 a.m. EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space that can reach Earth one to three days later. View News Article (2013-07-17)


Minerals go 'dark' near Earth's core
Minerals crunched by intense pressure near the Earth's core lose much of their ability to conduct infrared light, according to a new study from the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory. View News Article (2006-05-26)


Deep magmatic plumbing of mid-ocean ridges revealed
Some of the highest quality images ever taken of the Earth's lower crust reveal that the upper and lower crust form in two distinctly different ways. View News Article (2005-08-25)


Earth light: Terrestrial vegetation detected in the spectrum of the earthshine
A team including Pierre Riaud and Jean Schneider of the Observatoire de Paris and Luc Arnold, Sophie Gillet and Olivier Lardie're of the Observatoire de Haute Provence detected for the first time the color characteristic of the terrestrial vegetation in the "Earthshine", i.e. the dark part of the Moon only hit by the Earth light. To observe the light of the Earth by reflexion on the Moon enables... View News Article (2002-01-23)


LRO Observes Final Lunar Eclipse of the Year
Orbiting 31 miles above the lunar surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft will get a "front-row seat" to the total lunar eclipse on Dec. 10, 2011. View News Article (2011-12-12)


Earth's interior cycles contributor to long-term sea-level & climate change, scientists conclude
Ancient rises in sea levels and global warming are partially attributable to cyclical activity below the earth's surface, researchers from New York University and Ottawa's Carleton University have concluded in an analysis of geological studies.  View News Article (2013-03-19)


EARTH: down to earth with Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess
he universe is repulsive, but in a good way. In 2008, while studying bursts of light emitted from exploding stars, newly named Nobel Laureates Adam Riess, Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt discovered one of the most mysterious, yet prevalent, components of our universe: dark energy. View News Article (2011-10-06)

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