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Vaporizing the Earth
August 3, 2012
A team of scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have vaporized the Earth--if only by simulation, that is mathematically and inside a computer. They weren't just practicing their evil overlord skills. By baking model Earths, they are trying to figure out what astronomers should see when they look at the atmospheres of super-Earths in a bid to learn the planets' compositions.
Washington University in St. Louis
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