Topic: Geology

Professor brings international science to University

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Professor brings international science to University

April 1, 2018 0 comments

In the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States competed in virtually every arena, each power vying for the political, economic and military advantage.

Meteorite closely resembles makeup of Mars’ crust

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Meteorite closely resembles makeup of Mars’ crust

February 12, 2015 0 comments

University researchers who study Northwest Africa 7034 have concluded that it is likely representative of most of the rocks comprising Mars’ crust.

Researchers map Jupiter’s moon

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Researchers map Jupiter’s moon

February 19, 2014 0 comments

The first global map of the largest moon in the solar system shows a sharp contrast between older cratered areas and newer, lighter terrain.

The plasma mass spectrometer can be used to ionize elements, creating charged particles that travel through an electric field. The spectrometers can also date rocks, trace their origins and identify their compositions.

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U. acquires sole spectrometers in R.I.

November 20, 2013 0 comments

The two devices cost approximately $1.2 million and can be used by the public for a fee.

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Prof highlights human influence on environment

March 15, 2013 0 comments

Professor discusses ‘terraforming’ and human interactions with natural environment.