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Was Earth's Gold Formed by Colliding Stars?

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July 17, 2013
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Scientists observed the creation of huge amounts of gold when two neutron stars collided in space.


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Meet Earth's Superhot, Doomed Twin

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Newsy (Oct. 31, 2013) — Scientists aren't sure how Earth-sized planet Kepler-78b formed so close to its star without being destroyed, but it's a major find.
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Dating Younger Rocks

Dating Younger Rocks

NASA (Dec. 9, 2013) — Hi I'm John Grotzinger. I'm the project scientist for Mars Science Laboratory mission and this is your Curiosity Rover Report. Curiosity's got some great new findings. We've been able to find a place on Mars where we can actually date a rock. That means we don't have to have astronauts to bring them back to Earth like we did back in the 1960's. We simply drill the rock, put it into the instrument and its able to give us the age at which time the rock formed. One of the big things that Curiosity is trying to do is explore and find organic carbon on Mars.
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Lunar Rocks Show Signs Moon Formed After Planets Collided

Lunar Rocks Show Signs Moon Formed After Planets Collided

Newsy (June 5, 2014) — Scientists have found a key difference between moon and earth rocks, which they say is evidence the moon was formed when two planets collided. Video provided by Newsy
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This Week @ NASA, April 26, 2013

This Week @ NASA, April 26, 2013

NASA (Apr. 26, 2013) — During an Earth Day visit to Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver received a tour of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission control room and was briefed on Goddard Earth science programs. Garver also took some time to discuss the Earth science priorities of the President's Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal for NASA.
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