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Lava – beautiful footage

This is one of the most beautiful compilations of lava footage: This video can be found in its original form here.

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InSight landing site chosen!

The finalist ellipse marked within the northern portion of flat-lying Elysium Planitia is centred at about 4.5 degrees north latitude and 136 degrees east longitude. Read the article. JPL | News | Single Site on Mars Advanced for 2016 NASA…

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Planetary Seismology PostDocs

What: In 2016, the NASA InSight mission launches to Mars, carrying on board various geophysical equipment to investigate the Martian subsurface. IPGP, Paris (who have designed and built a broadband seismometer as part of the mission payload) are looking for…

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25 Most important events in Earth’s history

A really excellent and accessible summary from the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/earth/bespoke/story/20150123-earths-25-biggest-turning-points/index.html

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Rosetta… Countdown to landing

Rosetta is a robotic space probe built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It was launched on 2 March 2004 on an Ariane 5 rocket and reached the comet on 6 August…

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