ESO telescope observes exoplanet where it rains iron

Researchers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above…

How deep-ocean vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms

More “settled science” of the carbon cycle~ctm Stanford study shows how hydrothermal vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms — and possible hotspots for carbon storage Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy &…

Iron Seeding of the Pacific Ocean May Have Played a Role in Global Climate Change

From Newswise Newswise — A Texas A&M University research team has examined a 100,000-year-old ocean core and found that there have been at least eight occurrences of iron penetrating the…