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Designed to last more than 100 years with little maintenance, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Global Ecology Center, Stanford, Calif., sets a new standard for "green" buildings.
Chris McCarthy, from the Carnegie Institution of Washington, said: ``When we first started out, we found planets close in to their parent stars.
The Carnegie Institution of Washington was born a century ago in January 1902 with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie to foster the development of new knowledge.
The discovery clears up a paradox that arose from previous estimates that the universe was actually younger than the oldest stars, also around 12 billion years old, team leader Wendy Freedman of the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington said.
Shoshana Weider (Carnegie Institution of Washington), who has spent years studying Messenger's spectra of Mercury, is likewise cautious.
Based on the data received from the space venture, 205 measurements of the surface composition from MESSENGER's X-ray spectrometer have been recently analyzed, focusing on the large expanse of smooth volcanic plains at high northern latitudes and surrounding areas that are higher in crater density and therefore, older than the northern plains, according to author Shoshana Zoe Weider, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC.
The two scientists participating in tomorrow's press conference will be Sean Solomon, MESSENGER principal investigator, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and Eric Finnegan, MESSENGER mission systems engineer, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
are the closest and most numerous stars to us, so they are the best places to look for planets" comments theorist Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (D.C.).
But some waves slow down or fade out when traveling through liquids, like the semi-liquid mantle, explains Ronald Cohen, a geophysicist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. By listening to the seismic-wave patterns, scientists can determine which layers of Earth are solid or liquid, and even what minerals or metals those layers are made of.
Marla Geha, a Yale University astronomer, Joshua Simon from the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and their colleagues, made the initial announcement of the "Darkest Galaxy" two years ago.
"The interesting thing is that it can still happen quite a long time after planets have formed," says John Chambers (Carnegie Institution of Washington).
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