By making their own lava and cooled glass, scientists find these materials likely aren’t responsible for the unexpected glow of some exoplanets.
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Findings also suggest exoplanets lying within habitable zones may be susceptible to ice ages.
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Geological evidence suggests the known dinosaur groups diverged early on, supporting the traditional dinosaur family tree.
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Study suggests the rare objects likely came from an early planetesimal with a magnetic core.
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Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
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Annual MITEI awards support research on battery storage, smart grids, and carbon emissions reduction.
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EAPS graduate student Meghana Ranganathan zooms into the microstructure of ice streams to better understand the impacts of climate change.
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New model answers longstanding question of how these sudden flows happen; may expand understanding of Antarctic ice sheets.
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Solar geoengineering proposals will weaken extratropical storm tracks in both hemispheres, scientists find.
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An MIT-developed technique could aid in tracking the ocean’s health and productivity.
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