A rocky fate for greenhouse gases

Journal Reference: Gen-ichiro Yamamoto, Atsushi Kyono, Satoru Okada. Temperature dependence of amorphous magnesium carbonate structure studied by PDF and XAFS analyses. Scientific Reports, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-02261-8 One of the primary drivers of anthropogenic climate change is the overabundance of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels. This … Read more

Rocky exoplanets are even stranger than we thought

Journal Reference: Keith D. Putirka, Siyi Xu. Polluted white dwarfs reveal exotic mantle rock types on exoplanets in our solar neighborhood. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26403-8 Astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting stars in our galaxy — known as exoplanets. However, it’s difficult to know what exactly these planets are made of, … Read more

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