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Jun 10

Brown University Team Finds Widespread Glacial Meltwater Valleys on Mars

Source: Brown University

A research team led by Brown University has documented dozens of channels carved by melted water from glaciers located in the midlatitude region of Mars. The glaciofluvial valleys were carved in Mars’ most recent epoch, the team reports, supporting the idea that the Red Planet was home to diverse watery environments in its recent past. Results are published in Icarus. (read more)

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Jun 10

'Galactic archaeologists' find origin of Milky Way's ancient stars

Source: Royal Astronomical Society

Many of the Milky Way’s ancient stars are remnants of other smaller galaxies torn apart by violent galactic collisions around five billion years ago, according to researchers at Durham University, who publish their results in a new paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (read more)

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Jun 10

Proba-2 tracks Sun surging into space

Source: ESA

Proba-2 is a small but innovative member of ESA's spacecraft fleet, crammed with experimental technologies. In its first eight months of life it has already returned more than 90 000 images of the Sun.(read more)

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