Nilay Ghosh
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Removing perchlorate from Mars surface soil
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Apart from perchlorate treatment mentioned in @Chris's answer, there are some other methods which could be able to remove the perchlorate from the martian soil: Rinsing the soil with water. ...

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When were the presence of specific elements on asteroids first identified?
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The first asteroid (Ceres) was discovered on 1801. Initial studies on asteroids were primarily on positional parameters and nature of orbit. The first ever attempt on predicting the composition of ...

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Where on Mars are the possible other collapse features with very high depth/diameter ratio?
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The d/D ratio of Martian craters vary from 0.1 to 0.4 with mean value of 0.23. The largest crater with diameter 33m has d/D ratio of 0.2 but smaller craters have higher d/D value. One crater has a ...

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Is the surface environment of Venus corrosive?
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Recently, I answered this question. I came to know that descent probes also provided some evidence for thin aerosol layers near the surface. It is written that: A recent reanalysis of Venera-13, -14 ...

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Do we know the likely conditions on Mars when its orbital eccentricity was very low?
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TL;DR: Mars had a long-term increase in eccentricity from a minimum of 0.079 about 19 millennia ago and will be about 0.105 after about 24 millennia from now (perihelion distances about 1.3621 AU). ...

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What is the typical size of the sulfuric acid droplets in the atmosphere of Venus?
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TL;DR: Since no one is answering, I am taking take the responsibility. Yes, just like @uhoh said, there are two size modes with mean radii ~0.2 µm (mode 1) and ~1 µm 60 (mode 2), along with a third, ...

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Phosphine, yes -- but where are the organic compounds on Venus?
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Not related to phosphine or any organophosphorus compounds, but a trace amount of nitrogen containing organic compounds is hypothesized to be present. According to a 1974 paper1, a gas composition ...

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Is it possible to absorb energy from solar flares
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Two scientists, Brooks L. Harrop and Dirk Schulze-Makuch, have hypothesized that a solar wind satellite built with the right proportions can generate an upwards of 1 billion billion gigawatts of ...

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