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  • 9 March 2016
    Rosetta : type of ice reveals the age of comets
    The ice buried inside comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko is mainly found in crystalline form, which implies that it originated in the protosolar nebula and is therefore the same age as the Solar (...)
  • 7 March 2016
    A New Source of Quantum Light
    A new ultra-bright source of single photons - 15 times brighter than commonly used sources and emitting photons that are 99.5% indistinguishable from one another - has been developed by researchers (...)
  • 3 March 2016
    30 small neurons join forces against pain
    Oxytocin plays a crucial role in modulating the response to pain, but until now the process leading to its release was unknown. An international team1, coordinated by Alexandre Charlet, at (...)
  • 2 March 2016
    Great tilt gave Mars a new face
    The surface of the planet Mars tilted by 20 to 25 degrees 3 to 3.5 billion years ago. This was caused by a massive volcanic structure, the Tharsis volcanic dome1, which is the largest in (...)
  • 23 February 2016
    Searching for Planet 9
    Using observations from the Cassini spacecraft, a team of French astronomers from the Institut de mécanique céleste et de calcul des éphémérides (Observatoire de Paris / CNRS / UPMC / université (...)


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