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News Archive / Tagged: spectroscopy

  • Hubble Space Telescope discoveries highlighted by astronomer

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 14th, 2021

    During its 31 years of activity, the Hubble Space Telescope has been "one of the most successful scientific experiments in history," used to research numerous fields of astronomy ranging from cosmology and the expansion of the universe to the characterization of exoplanets, said astronomer Tom Brown of the Space Telescope Science Institute in a March 2 online presentation.

  • Pass the salt shaker: Key ingredient of life found on Europa

    Laurel KornfeldJune 14th, 2019

    A new study has identified yellow regions on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa as sodium chloride or table salt, which may originate in the large moon's underground ocean.