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Dirty snowballs and our origins

Dec 12, 2014 2 Comments by 1795 views

Have you ever imagined how a person with long hair would look floating in the outer space? Ancient Greeks did. When they perceived comets in the sky they imagined them as a face with long hair floating in space. In fact, the word “comet” in Greek means “wearing long hair” or “long-haired star.” Today we […]

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Planetary materials and Astrobiology

May 21, 2014 No Comments by 1832 views

Have you ever heard of rocks falling from the sky? Rocks that come from space? Those rocks are known as meteorites and they belong to a class of materials called planetary materials. In this class of materials we can also find very small pieces of dust, also coming from space, and known as cosmic or […]

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