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Earth and Planetary Sciences

SpaceIL
26.02.2015
SpaceIL and the Weizmann Institute will host an online space trivia game leading up to...
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

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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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
 

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