Maryland Led Team Finds Oldest Known Asteroids :: University Communications Newsdesk, University of Maryland

  March 20, 2008Contacts: Lee Tune, 301 405 4679 or ltune@umd.edu Maryland Led Team Finds Oldest Known Asteroids Sample #3509 of the CV3 meteorite Allende sawed into ~ 1 cm thick slabs (a cm-sized cube marked 'T' is included for scale). Refractory inclusions suitable for both thin sectioning and crushing into powders were identified as... Continue Reading →

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Banu_Musa biography

  There were three brothers Jafar Muhammad ibn Musa ibn Shakir, Ahmad ibn Musa ibn Shakir and al-Hasan ibn Musa ibn Shakir. They are almost indistinguishable but we do know that although they often worked together, they did have their own areas of expertise. The three links above give details specific to each of the... Continue Reading →

Cassini-Huygens: News

  Saturn's Moon Rhea Also May Have RingsMarch 6, 2008(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory) This is an artist concept of the ring of debris that may orbit Saturn's second-largest moon, Rhea. The suggested disk of solid material is exaggerated in density here for clarity. PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found evidence of material orbiting... Continue Reading →

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