Opal Discovered In Antarctic Meteorite
Source: NAM Posted: 6/28/16 Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids early in the history of the solar system.
Glowing Jupiter Awaits Juno’s Arrival
Source: NAM Posted: 6/27/16 Stunning new images of Jupiter at thermal infrared wavelengths give a glowing view of Juno’s target, a week ahead of the NASA mission’s arrival at the giant planet.
Pluto’s ‘heart’ renews itself
Source: WISTL Posted: 6/14/16 Like a cosmic lava lamp, a large section of Pluto’s icy surface is renewed by a process called convection that replace older ices with fresher material.
Three New Element Names Proposed
Source: LLNL Posted: 6/10/16 The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) opened a public comment period for the recommended names of elements 115, 117 and 118.