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Lunar samples solve mystery of the moon’s supposed magnetic shield

Wed, 04 Aug 2021

Rochester geophysicists’ latest findings contradict longstanding assumptions about whether Earth's moon ever had a magnetic shield.

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Eight Rochester undergraduates win scholarships for summer research in Germany

Tue, 18 May 2021

The DAAD-RISE program enables outstanding students in the sciences to conduct research at top German universities.

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Rochester researchers uncover key clues about the solar system’s history

Fri, 04 Dec 2020

Researchers have used magnetism to determine, for the first time, when asteroids that are rich in water and amino acids first arrived in the inner solar system.

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New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

Using sand, marbles, and mathematical modeling, Rochester researchers from across departments worked to improve the accuracy of data collected from the surfaces of asteroids.

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Rochester researchers unlock clues to a dramatic chapter of Earth’s geological history

Wed, 10 Jun 2020

New Rochester research indicates that the global glaciation period known as Snowball Earth began earlier than previously thought, work that adds to the understanding of how the planet's climate changes.

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