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Posts tagged organic molecules

May 8, 2015


red planet

Organic Molecules on Mars 

Life On Mars? The Curiosity rover found organic molecules on Mars. It’s not exactly “life on Mars” but it’s a good start: Organic compounds are the molecular building blocks of life on Earth. Scientists found the molecules in samples of mudstone in Gale crater, which—it is believed— was a lake billions of years ago. The mudstone contains special clays which […]

June 24, 2011


a ship's wake

The Physics Behind A Ship’s Wake

There's physics and science behind a ship's wake.

May 20, 2011


plankton swimming

Estimating How Much Carbon Dioxide Was Available To Plankton

Scientists have reconstructed a one hundred thousand-year history of carbon dioxide.

September 2, 2004


A Smooth Wake

Have you ever wondered why a ship's wake is smooth with all the waves around it? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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