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Mercury's Magnetic Field Billions of Years Old, Was Once an Equal to Earth's?

(Photo : NASA/JHU APL/Carnegie Institution of Washington) An artist's conception of the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting Mercury. Astronomers are getting a deeper understanding of one of the most historically mysterious planets in the solar system, its ...

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May 9, 2015
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Mercury: Magnetic field billions of years old possibly predates that on Earth

This Messenger image shows a view of Mercury's Suisei Planitia region (the blue colors), where Messenger detected crustal magnetic signalsNasa/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington Magnetic fields in ancient ...

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May 11, 2015
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MESSENGER reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveals Mercury's magnetic field is ...

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May 7, 2015
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Pasadena astronomer George Ellery Hale sought origins of solar system

Wilson Solar Observatory, was primarily a student of the sun. In 1915, The Carnegie Institution of Washington published a small book by Hale titled Ten Years’ Work of a Mountain Observatory. Hale tells of their objectives of finding how the solar system ...

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May 10, 2015
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Cassini Revealing More Details about Enceladus

In the second study, a team led by Dr Christopher Glein from Carnegie Institution of Washington developed a novel chemical model based on mass spectrometry data gathered by Cassini in order to determine the pH of Enceladus’ ocean. The model shows that ...

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May 7, 2015
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MESSENGER Unlocks Mystery of Mercury's Ancient Magnetic Field

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington(NEW YORK) -- The mysteries of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, are continuing to be unraveled even after a probe smashed into the planet last month.

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May 11, 2015
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NASA's Messenger May Have Just Left A 50-Foot Crater On Mercury

Messenger mapped the geological properties of Mercury (Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington) “Although Mercury is one of Earth’s nearest planetary neighbors, astonishingly little was ...

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May 1, 2015
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Nasa's Messenger spacecraft will crash into Mercury after a decade in space

A false-colour image mosaic of Mercury, created with the Mercury Atmosphere and Surface Composition Spectrometer and overlaid on the monochrome mosaic from the Mercury Dual Imaging System (JHU APL/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Nasa) American space ...

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May 1, 2015
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NASA's Messenger probe crashes into Mercury

(Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington) Examining the fresh crater could provide data on how space weathering affects Mercury's heavily pockmarked surface – but this crater is too small to see ...

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April 30, 2015
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National Academy of Sciences Elects Two Astrobiologists

Exoplanet researcher Sara Seager was a member of the CAN-1 and CAN–3NAI teams at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, as well as the CAN-4team at the University of Washington. Seager also acted as PI for a project that examined the potential for using ...

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May 8, 2015
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Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet

The largest crater in this image has a diameter of 330 meters (0.2 miles). (NASA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington via AP) View Larger This artist's rendering provided by the Johns Hopkins University ...

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April 30, 2015
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NASA's mission to Mercury comes to a 'dramatic' end

MESSENGER's impact zone. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington Even when 3:26 pm EDT rolled around, the team held out at least some brief hope that the spacecraft had, perhaps, just skimmed over ...

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May 1, 2015
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With Just Hours To Live, MESSENGER Continues To Snap Pics Of Mercury

Here are some of the last pics taken by MESSENGER we’ll ever see. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. MESSENGER is the first spacecraft to visit orbit Mercury. Since March 17 ...

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April 29, 2015
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NASA spacecraft to impact planet Mercury on Thursday

(NASA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington via AP) This Oct. 6, 2008 photo provided by NASA shows Mercury during the Messenger spacecraft's second flyby of the planet. (NASA, Johns Hopkins University ...

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April 29, 2015
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What Is The Hubble Constant?

The Hubble Constant is the unit of measurement used to describe ... years old," stated team leader Wendy Freedman of the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1999 in the discovery news release. "After all these years, we are finally ...

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Space
March 21, 2014
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Carnegie Institution of Washington's Response

Following is a statement issued by the Carnegie Institution, now known as the Carnegie Institution for Science, in response to questions from William Schambra about its support of research on eugenics: A Chronicle of Philanthropy subscription gives you the ...

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September 18, 2011
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Mapping the Intensity of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

These maps come from an atlas that accompanied the 1908 scientific report attempting to explain the causes and effects of the San Francisco earthquake ... published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1908.

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April 18, 2014
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Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft close to falling into planet

The largest crater in this image has a diameter of 330 meters (0.2 miles). (NASA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington via AP) The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury, NASA's Messenger, is ending its ...

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Phys.org
April 30, 2015
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NASA bids farewell to MESSENGER, its Mercury orbiter

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington Even though it doesn't have tectonic plates, MESSENGER also found signs of extensive volcanism and other tectonic features, possibly resulting from this contraction.

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April 29, 2015
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Study: Keystone pollution higher

Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution of Washington agreed the amount is small, but said the concern is more about the idea of boosting emissions than the degree of change. Independent energy economist Judith Dwarkin in Calgary, Alberta, Canada ...

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August 10, 2014
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Earth's Mantle Isn't Quite What We Thought It Was, Study Shows

Maybe we were mistaken about Earth's mantle, the layer of our rocky planet ... a geophysicist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, said in the statement. "But this finding indicates that all geodynamic models need to be reconsidered to take the ...

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August 28, 2014
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Kilauea Eruption Triggered Unusually Strong Earthquakes

Earthquakes are common around Kilauea, but the two 2007 earthquakes were among ... a volcanologist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The scientists propose that similarly larger-than-expected quakes could occur at other volcanoes worldwide.

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January 15, 2014
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The Incredible Shrinking Mercury

NEWS: Spacecraft Raises Mercury Mysteries "Some of these things are really, really big," said Paul Byrne of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Lunar and Planetary Institute. "There are some truly gargantuan cliffs on Mercury." Bryne is the lead ...

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March 16, 2014
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Life On Mars Found? Tissint Meteorite May Show Evidence Of Organic Life In Space

Andrew Steele, a microbiologist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, has studied the Tissint meteorite ... or potentially a chemical process not involving life in space. Allan Treiman, a planetary scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute ...

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The Inquisitr
December 8, 2014
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Deep blue planet discovery differs from Earth

A "deep blue" planet revealed by Hubble data orbits very close ... the atmospheres of these hot planets," says planetary theorist Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (D.C.). "It is amazing to think that we can now make measurements that ...

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July 10, 2013
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Ancient Cosmic Smack-Up May Have Made Earth’s Molten Core

Our planet’s hot, gooey center may be the result of a collision between a young Earth and a ... This is “an intriguing conclusion,” Richard Carlson of the Carnegie Institution of Washington writes in an accompanying commentary. Before this study, ...

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April 15, 2015
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How the air we breathe was created by Earth’s tectonic plates

Geoscientists Sami Mikhail and Dimitri Sverjensky of the Carnegie Institution of Washington have calculated what nitrogen is expected to do when it is cycled through the rocks of the deep Earth by the churning cycle of plate tectonics. Active volcanoes not ...

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THE CONVERSATION
October 27, 2014
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What's important to know about planet Mercury?

Credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Carnegie Institution of Washington Close by the Sun is Mercury, a practically atmosphere-like world that has a lot of craters. Until NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft arrived there in 2008 ...

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Phys.org
February 20, 2015
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Frozen Water and Organic Material Discovered on Mercury

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington For the first time, scientists have confirmed that the planet Mercury holds at least 100 billion tons of water ice as well as organic material in permanently ...

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November 29, 2012
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The planet Mercury

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington Mercury is the closest planet to our sun, the smallest of the eight planets, and one of the most extreme worlds in our solar systems. Named after the Roman ...

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August 6, 2015
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Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses for Chocolate in Mesoamerica

Notes on Middle American Archaeology and Ethnology. Vol 128, pp.95-116 Cambridge, MA. Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States) is a Zooarchaeology Consultant based just outside of New York City, USA. Julie’s geographic experience includes ...

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August 6, 2015
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What's 96 Percent of the Universe Made Of? Astronomers Don't Know

"The overwhelming majority of the universe is: who knows ... Vera Rubin, a young astronomer at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, observed the speeds of stars at various locations in galaxies.

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Space
May 12, 2011
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Epically detailed photos of Mercury

Mercury is the smallest and fastest planet in the solar system, racing through space at 105,000 miles per hour, circling the sun every 88 days. But besides small size and swift speed, little was known about this mysterious planet until NASA's MESSENGER ...

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April 29, 2015
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NASA spacecraft to slam into Mercury on Thursday

The first spacecraft to circle Mercury, Messenger is expected to slip out of orbit and slam into Mercury on Thursday following ... Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington) Messenger rocketed away from Cape ...

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April 29, 2015
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Tiny Planet Mercury Shrinks Further

In a report published in the March 16th edition of Nature Geoscience, scientists revealed that the tiniest member of our Solar System, Mercury, is shrinking even further. According to lead researcher Paul Byrne from the Carnegie Institution of Washington ...

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March 19, 2014
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NASA’s Messenger Mission to Mercury Nears End

COURTESY OF NASA, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY AND CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON The first mission to orbit Mercury is nearing its end. Since arriving at the innermost planet in March 2011, the Messenger spacecraft has ...

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February 16, 2015
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The major concern about a powerful new gene-editing technique that most people don't want to talk about

Many prominent scientists were also supporters, Kevles said, including Charles Davenport, the director of the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of Genetics in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Davenport founded the Eugenics Record Office ...

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The Business Insider
December 2, 2015
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Einstein’s niftiest notion: General Relativity turns 100

Please trundle over to the Speaking of Science blog, where I have a new post about the big Einstein event last night at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. We saw a new NOVA special, “Inside Einstein’s Mind,” that basically says the guy figured ...

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November 24, 2015
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Huge dark matter concentration in nearby dwarf galaxy discovered

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Evan Kirby, who works at the California Institute Of Technology (Caltech), and colleagues from the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the University of California wrote about their study in ...

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November 23, 2015
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Solar System’s Smallest Planet Is Shrinking

(NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington ... swooped in and took some photos of the little planet in the mid-1970s. (Related: “Mercury, the Smallest Planet, Is Getting Even Smaller, Scientists Say.”)

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March 15, 2014
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Hardest diamond ever made from carbon onions

‘This does look really promising, if they can develop a technique to produce it in larger quantities,’ says Ho-Kwang Mao of Carnegie institution of Washington, US, who has also worked with super-hard materials. ‘This is something that a lot of people ...

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June 10, 2014
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Impossible’ Sodium Chlorides Challenge Foundation of Chemistry

“We discovered that the standard chemistry textbook rules broke down,” said Dr Alexander Goncharov from Carnegie Institution of Washington, who is a co-author of the study published in the journal Science. Chemistry textbooks say that sodium and ...

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December 19, 2013
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Flawless Man-Made Diamonds

Who: Russell Hemley of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and researchers at Apollo Diamond, Inc., in Boston, have produced the largest and some of the most flawless diamonds so far. And Europe´s Carbon Power Electronics ...

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May 29, 2006
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Earth’s nitrogen-rich atmosphere linked to plate tectonics

Geoscientists Sami Mikhail and Dimitri Sverjensky of the Carnegie Institution of Washington have calculated what nitrogen is expected to do when the churning cycle of plate tectonics cycles it through the rocks of the deep Earth. Active volcanoes not only ...

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October 29, 2014
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Interference statute does not require diligence for re-presenting claims

The Interference At Issue The interference at issue was declared between Carnegie Institution Of Washington’s U.S. Patent No. 6,506,559 and CSIRO’s U.S. Application No. 11/364,183. The ‘559 Patent was issued on January 14, 2003, making January 14 ...

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December 10, 2015
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Benefit will honor the life of Mark Kuller

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). 6-9 p.m. $550. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P St. NW. 212-974-7111. bit.ly/1eO1h8B. BEER DINNER: Special menu paired with beer from Bell’s Brewery. 7 p.m. $65 ...

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December 2, 2015
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Swapping goods for CO2 emissions in the global economy

But what if we counted emissions based on where products are consumed, not produced? A study from the Carnegie Institution of Washington in California did just that, using data from 2004. You can see a simplified map of global product trade from their ...

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January 17, 2014
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Oldest Known Rock on Earth Discovered

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and McGill University in Montreal used geochemical methods to obtain an age of 4.28 billion years for samples of the rock, making it 250 million years more ancient than any previously discovered rocks.

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September 24, 2008
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New global-scale maps of Mercury's surface chemistry elucidate planet's history

a planetary geologist and Visiting Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Weider and colleagues suggest that this high-magnesium region could be the site of an ancient impact basin. By this interpretation, the distinctive chemical signature ...

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March 14, 2015
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New MESSENGER Maps of Mercury’s Surface Chemistry Provide Clues to the Planet’s History

a planetary geologist and Visiting Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Weider and colleagues suggest that this “high-magnesium region” could be the site of an ancient impact basin. By this interpretation, the distinctive chemical ...

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March 13, 2015
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Ancient protein discovered in fossilized shells from Chesapeake Bay

Scientists with the Carnegie Institution of Washington have discovered protein in the shells of fossilized mollusks, collected from Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, pictured here. The discovery could lead researchers worldwide to examine fossils in a new way.

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February 6, 2015
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Mercury, The Solar System's Smallest Planet, Is Shrinking

(Photo : NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington) Little attention is being paid to the closest planet to the sun. The smallest planet in our solar system may be getting even smaller, according to a new ...

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March 18, 2014
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Mercury contracted more than prior estimates, evidence shows

The planet Mercury, with only a small portion of its surface illuminated. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington New evidence gathered by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft at Mercury indicates the ...

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Phys.org
March 16, 2014
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Water Ice and Organics Found at Mercury’s North Pole

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/National Astronomy and Ionosphere ... material within permanently shadowed craters at its north pole. Scientists today said that Mercury could hold between ...

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November 29, 2012
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Briefing Materials: MESSENGER Reveals More About The Evolution, Tectonics Of Mercury

Credit: Image produced by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Arizona State University/Carnegie Institution of Washington. Image reproduced courtesy of Science/AAAS. Presenter 2: William McClintock, MESSENGER Co-Investigator ...

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April 29, 2009
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NASA orbiter finds vast ice deposits on Mercury

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington The results of observations carried out over the past year and a half indicate between 100 billion and one trillion metric tons of ice are present on ...

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November 30, 2012
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Researchers create ultra-thin “Diamond” nano-thread

A research team at Penn State University and the Carnegie Institution of Washington announced that they’ve discovered a way to make diamond nanothreads that are stronger and stiffer than any of the nanotubes and polymer fibers available today.

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September 25, 2014
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Moon is Not as Old as Previously Thought, New Research Suggests

Scientists have discovered that the moon is about 100 million years younger than previously thought at around 4.4 billion to 4.45 billion years old, according to new research by geochemist Richard Carlson of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

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September 28, 2013
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Scientists develop material that's harder than diamonds

Diamonds may be forever, but they aren’t what they were. True, they shine just as brightly and they’re as hard as ever, but scientists from the Carnegie Institution of Washington are giving them some competition. An international team led by Carnegie ...

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August 22, 2012
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MESSENGER gains gravity assist for Mercury orbit

Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington “This third and final flyby was MESSENGER’s last opportunity to use the gravity of Mercury to meet the demands of the cruise trajectory without using the ...

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September 30, 2009
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Mercury has Shrunk Significantly, Revelation Solves Old Enigma

Now, writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, a team led by Paul K. Byrne and Christian Klimczak at the Carnegie Institution of Washington report they have an explanation for Mercury's cooling with evidence of planetary shrinkage. The evidence comes from ...

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March 17, 2014
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Scientists discover protein preserved in state fossil

John Nance, assistant curator of paleontology at the museum, worked with a team of people, including Robert Hazen, a geologist with the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Nance said Hazen picked up one of the Ecphora fossils while on a walk and wondered ...

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February 11, 2015
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