A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that Mars’ growth was stunted due to the orbital instability of the planets in the outer Solar System.
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A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the Solar System, and subsequently destroyed in a collision.
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New images from the European Southern Observatory show the stunning variety of discs of gas and dust that surround young stars.
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Astrophotographer Damian Peach raised the alarm on Twitter this past week, of a possible bright storm emerging of the planet Saturn. The spot was noticeable even with the naked eye and in the raw video Peach captured, a sure sign that the storm was a biggie.
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Volcanic activity on Io was discovered by Voyager 1 imaging scientist Linda Morabito. She spotted a little bump on Io’s limb while analyzing a Voyager image and thought at first it was an undiscovered moon. Moments later she realized that wasn’t possible — it would have been seen by earthbound telescopes long ago. Morabito and […]
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Skywatchers have a busy weekend ahead. The Chinese space station is expected to burn up in the atmosphere, the Moon is full and Mars and Saturn meet at dawn.
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70,000 years ago, Scholz’s Star visited our neighbourhood, and changed the trajectories of hundreds of objects in out Solar System.
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Three new studies have been released based on Juno data that have revealed new things about Jupiter’s atmospheric bands and interior.
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Each of Jupiter’s poles is a beautiful, geometric arrangement of Earth-sized cyclones. In the north, 8 storms surround one central storm, while on the south, 5 storms surround one in the center.
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Scientists at Arizona State University wanted to find out what peoples’ reactions would be to the announcement of the discovery of alien life. The result? We’re mostly looking forward to it.
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