Lithosphere

March? This is old news. Welcome to the decade of Venus

When it comes to exploring the solar system, the last few decades have undeniably been focused on visiting Mars. From sending rovers to its surface to making plans for possible crewed missions, the Red Planet holds an important place in our understanding of planetary science. But what about our other …

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Us and our house | Cyprus Mail

Earth is the only planet we know where we can live By Roberto Sciffo The blue planet, planet Earth, is unique to our solar system and, given our current state of technological advancement, it is the only planet we know of where we can live. The “big picture effect” is …

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A seismometer maps the anatomy of Mars

Unlike the eight orbiters that currently monitor the planet and the six rovers that have explored its chemistry and geology, InSight is the only spacecraft to directly probe the planet’s interior. Orbital measurements of Mars’ moment of inertia and gravity field have provided indirect clues about internal anatomy: its central …

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Deep diamonds have a surprising organic composition

While most diamonds form under continents, at depths between 150 and 300 kilometers, a document published in Scientific reports has shown that two rarer types of diamonds – those found in oceanic rocks and those that form more than 300 kilometers below the continental crust – have a common and …

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The definition of ecocide | WilmerHale

The climate crisis, an issue that once took the form of abstract temperature charts and projections, is now a dizzying parade of broken weather records and natural disasters. The time therefore seemed opportune when in June, the editorial group of experts of the Stop Ecocide Foundation (SEF) published his definition …

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New evidence of geologically recent Venusian volcanism

Magellan SAR image of Aramaiti Corona. Narina Tholus (center left) appears as two adjacent domes superimposed on the outer west fracture ring. Credit: Institute of Planetary Sciences New data analysis techniques are finding evidence of recent volcanism in old data from Magellanic spacecraft. It is not known if this activity …

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