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Earth and Planetary Sciences

Illustration of Saturn
26.03.2015

A new mathematical formula can reveal how fast a planet is rotating

SpaceIL
26.02.2015
SpaceIL and the Weizmann Institute will host an online space trivia game leading up to...
A satellite image of Olympus Mons, Mars, the largest volcano in the solar system at about three times the height of Mount Everest. Around 3.5 to 4.0 billion years ago, the release of volcanic gases, especially the greenhouse gas sulfur-dioxide, may have warmed the surface of Mars episodically, thereby explaining the presence of geomorphological features indicative of the flow of water on the planet's ancient surface
18.11.2014

A new model suggests volcanic activity in Mars’ distant past spewed enough greenhouse gases to warm the atmosphere and melt the ice
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Microbes Take their Sulfur Light
18.11.2014

A model explaining the preferences of deep-sea microbes can help reveal the ancient past – as well as predict the future

Satellite image showing a patch of bright waters associated with a bloom of phytoplankton in the Barents Sea off Norway. Image courtesy of Norman Kuring, Ocean Color Group at Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
21.10.2014

Understanding how viruses attack giant algal blooms may help us understand their role in fixing global carbon
 

Moon formation
09.01.2017

New simulations challenge the idea that the Moon was born of a single giant collision

 

Roy Naor
02.01.2017

Israel’s official representative prepares to conduct geological research in a simulated Mars station  

Dr. Flores on Tara
05.09.2016

Scientists aboard the TARA investigate marine ecology

Proxima Centauri b
24.08.2016

Weizmann Institute of Science researcher is a part of the team that discovered a planet with an Earth-like mass orbiting in the habitable zone of...

artist's illustration: JUNO
30.06.2016

Dr. Yohai Kaspi is part of the Juno Science team that hopes to answer some burning questions about the largest planet in the Solar System...

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