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Tag: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ancient ocean methane not an immediate climate change threat

Ancient ocean methane not an immediate climate change threat

October 18, 2022

New research shows reservoirs of ocean methane in mid-latitude regions will not be released to the atmosphere under warming conditions.

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Asteroid that formed Vredefort crater bigger than previously thought

Asteroid that formed Vredefort crater bigger than previously thought

September 22, 2022

Researchers have provided a more accurate simulation of the impact that formed Earth’s largest crater two billion years ago.

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How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate? Ancient rocks hold clues

How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate? Ancient rocks hold clues

July 25, 2022

New paleomagnetic research suggests Earth’s solid inner core formed 550 million years ago and restored our planet’s magnetic field.

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Science under the microscope of visual art

Science under the microscope of visual art

May 5, 2022

An art and geology double major, University of Rochester student Gabrielle Meli brings scientific processes to her art.

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Moons may yield clues to what makes planets habitable

Moons may yield clues to what makes planets habitable

February 1, 2022

In the search for Earth-like planets, University of Rochester scientist Miki Nakajima turns to computer simulations of moon formations.

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Better models of atmospheric ‘detergent’ can help predict climate change

Better models of atmospheric ‘detergent’ can help predict climate change

November 1, 2021

New research from Rochester scientist Lee Murray will aid in building more accurate computer models of the hydroxyl radical, an important ‘detergent of the atmosphere.’

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Lunar samples solve mystery of the moon’s supposed magnetic shield

Lunar samples solve mystery of the moon’s supposed magnetic shield

August 4, 2021

Rochester geophysicists’ latest findings contradict longstanding assumptions about whether Earth’s moon ever had a magnetic shield.

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Eight Rochester undergraduates win scholarships for summer research in Germany

Eight Rochester undergraduates win scholarships for summer research in Germany

May 17, 2021

The DAAD-RISE program enables outstanding students in the sciences to conduct research at top German universities.

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Rochester researchers uncover key clues about the solar system’s history

Rochester researchers uncover key clues about the solar system’s history

December 4, 2020

Researchers have used magnetism to determine, for the first time, when asteroids that are rich in water and amino acids first arrived in the inner solar system.

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New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touch down safely

New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touch down safely

July 17, 2020

Using sand, marbles, and mathematical modeling, Rochester researchers from across departments worked to improve the accuracy of data collected from the surfaces of asteroids.

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