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Gaps in gas disks around stars may not always mark newborn planets - Science News
Gaps in gas disks around stars may not always mark newborn planets  Science News

New research has prompted a rethink of the theory that gaps in planet-forming disks around young stars mark spaces where planets are being created.


Moons that escape their planets could become 'ploonets' - Science News
Moons that escape their planets could become 'ploonets'  Science News

If giant planets in other star systems lose their moons, the freed objects could become “ploonets,” and current telescopes may be able to find them.


Jupiter-like planet shows signs of moon formation - Science Magazine
Jupiter-like planet shows signs of moon formation  Science Magazine

Scientists have uncovered evidence of moon formation in a solar system for the first time. In the star system PDS 70, approximately 370 light-years away, ...


Two Potentially Earth-Like Alien Planets Found Around Nearby Star - Space.com
Two Potentially Earth-Like Alien Planets Found Around Nearby Star  Space.com

Scientists have identified two Earth-like planets around a nearby sun called Teegarden's star.


Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet: Astronomers report first observations of a 'circumplanetary disk' - Science Daily
Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet: Astronomers report first observations of a 'circumplanetary disk'  Science Daily

Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is ...


Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) Spring 2019 Findings - Planetary News
Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) Spring 2019 Findings  Planetary News

... Group (OPAG) Spring 2019 Findings. The Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) Spring 2019 findings have been posted to the OPAG website at ...


Scientists deepen understanding of magnetic fields surrounding Earth and other planets - Science Daily
Scientists deepen understanding of magnetic fields surrounding Earth and other planets  Science Daily

New research into waves that travel through Earth's magnetosphere deepen our understanding of the region and its interaction with our own planet, and open ...


Atmosphere of Midsize Planet Revealed by Hubble, Spitzer - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Atmosphere of Midsize Planet Revealed by Hubble, Spitzer  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two NASA space telescopes have teamed up to identify, for the first time, the detailed chemical "fingerprint" of a planet between the sizes of Earth and Neptune.


Discovery Alert: New Twin Planets Prompt Comparisons to Earth - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert: New Twin Planets Prompt Comparisons to Earth  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Two newly discovered planets have about the same "weight" – or mass – as planet Earth.


July 2019: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon - NASA Planetary Science
July 2019: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon  NASA Planetary Science

The next full Moon will be on Tuesday afternoon, July 16, 2019, at 5:38 PM EDT. The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Monday ...


Scientists work out way to make Mars surface fit for farming - The Guardian
Scientists work out way to make Mars surface fit for farming  The Guardian

For future astronauts bound for Mars it will surely rank as a positive: when they sit down to dinner on the barren red planet, they should at least have plenty of ...


A new algorithm finds nearby stars that could host hidden worlds - Science News
A new algorithm finds nearby stars that could host hidden worlds  Science News

A new planet-hunting algorithm suggests that at least 9 percent of nearby stars could host planets orbiting out of sight — and the stars' chemistry could help find ...


Oceans, beaches, cosmic shorelines: our changing views of habitable planets - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Oceans, beaches, cosmic shorelines: our changing views of habitable planets  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

The 'Goldilocks' zone is the distance of a planet from its star that is just right for liquid water. But the latest findings suggest the picture might not be so simple.


TESS Finds Its Smallest Planet Yet - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
TESS Finds Its Smallest Planet Yet  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

The exoplanet between the sizes of Mars and Earth orbits a bright, cool, nearby star with two other planets. L 98-59b is the tiniest discovered by TESS to date.


Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets - UW Today
Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets  UW Today

Zac Cooper and Shelly Carpenter begin to drill below the Alaskan ice tunnel toward the cryopeg and its salty subzero water. Researchers are careful to sterilize ...


Neptune Is a Windy, Chilly, and Baffling Planet. Let's Go! - WIRED
Neptune Is a Windy, Chilly, and Baffling Planet. Let's Go!  WIRED

Scientists are building a case for a mission to Neptune, an ice giant that's only been visited by a spacecraft once. But the window to act is closing.


2019 AGU Fall Meeting Session: Planetary Atmospheres and Evolution | Planetary - Planetary News
2019 AGU Fall Meeting Session: Planetary Atmospheres and Evolution | Planetary  Planetary News

The AGU Fall Meeting is returning to San Francisco this year (December 9-13, 2019), with its centennial edition. Planetary sciences are part of the celebrations.


Mars May Have Escaped Life-Threatening Impacts Early On - Space.com
Mars May Have Escaped Life-Threatening Impacts Early On  Space.com

A storm of cosmic impacts may have ended relatively early on Mars, suggesting that the Red Planet was habitable longer than scientists previously thought, ...


SETI Institute in the News June 27 – July 3, 2019 - SETI Institute
SETI Institute in the News June 27 – July 3, 2019  SETI Institute

A planet slightly smaller than Earth and orbiting a nearby star has been detected by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a notable ...


A Mysterious Glow Warms Rings of Uranus - Space.com
A Mysterious Glow Warms Rings of Uranus  Space.com

Some sort of a heat wave warms the rings of Uranus, even though the planet orbits far away from the sun. New heat images of the planet, obtained by two ...


Mission to rare metal asteroid could spark space mining boom - NBC News
Mission to rare metal asteroid could spark space mining boom  NBC News

NASA's Psyche mission to an asteroid that could be full of nickel, iron and precious metals such as platinum and gold could jump-start the space mining industry.


NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life - The New York Times
NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life  The New York Times

The Curiosity mission's scientists picked up the signal this week, and are seeking additional readings from the red planet.


Planetary Orbits May Explain Mystery of Sun's 11-Year Cycle - Space.com
Planetary Orbits May Explain Mystery of Sun's 11-Year Cycle  Space.com

A new study finds that the tidal forces of the planets influence the rhythm of the sun's magnetic activity.


Quickly catch up on the day's news - CNN
Quickly catch up on the day's news  CNN

(CNN) Here's what you might have missed Wednesday on CNN: -- Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges in the 2014 downing of Malaysia ...


See Saturn Near the Moon in the Night Sky Tonight! Here's How - Space.com
See Saturn Near the Moon in the Night Sky Tonight! Here's How  Space.com

The moon and a bright Saturn will meet in the sky the night of June 18.


How NASA has kept Apollo moon rocks safe from contamination for 50 years - Science News
How NASA has kept Apollo moon rocks safe from contamination for 50 years  Science News

NASA wouldn't let our reporter touch the Apollo moon rocks. Here's why that's a good thing.


With 2019 Predicted to Be Among Planet's Hottest Years, France's 114º Heat Is 'Absolutely Consistent' With Warnings of Climate Crisis - Common Dreams
With 2019 Predicted to Be Among Planet's Hottest Years, France's 114º Heat Is 'Absolutely Consistent' With Warnings of Climate Crisis  Common Dreams

United Nations climate experts on Friday expressed alarm—but not surprise—over the extreme heatwave engulfing Europe, as temperatures in parts of France ...


Earth and Planets at the Great Exhibition Road Festival | Imperial News - Imperial College London
Earth and Planets at the Great Exhibition Road Festival | Imperial News  Imperial College London

SPACE MINING AND MORE - Earth Science and Engineering exhibited at 5 stands and delivered 10 talks across the Festival.


It's quiet out there: scientists fail to hear signals of alien life - The Guardian
It's quiet out there: scientists fail to hear signals of alien life  The Guardian

Breakthrough Listen project found no evidence of alien civilisations on 1327 stars.


By Jupiter! Stargazers can get up close and personal with planet - ABC Local
By Jupiter! Stargazers can get up close and personal with planet  ABC Local

If you look up to the eastern sky tonight, you're likely to spot one of the biggest planets at its brightest. Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun and largest in our solar ...


Astronomers Spot Twin Planets Carving Holes in a Brand-New Solar System - Live Science
Astronomers Spot Twin Planets Carving Holes in a Brand-New Solar System  Live Science

The two planets appear to have cleared a wide gap in their young star's protoplanetary disk. This is the first-ever observation of this behavior.


Planetary Low Tide May Force Regular Sunspot Sync Ups - Eos
Planetary Low Tide May Force Regular Sunspot Sync Ups  Eos

A regular alignment of the planets—no, it's not pseudoscience—makes a strong enough tug to regulate the Sun's 11- and 22-year cycles.


TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet - MIT News
TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet  MIT News

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside ...


A Pair of Fledgling Planets Directly Seen Growing Around a Young Star - HubbleSite
A Pair of Fledgling Planets Directly Seen Growing Around a Young Star  HubbleSite

In order to grow to Jupiter size or larger, a gas giant planet must slurp large quantities of hydrogen and other gases from the disk in which it forms. Astronomers ...


Discovery Alert: A Third Planet in Kepler-47 System - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert: A Third Planet in Kepler-47 System  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Three planets are orbiting two suns in the Kepler-47 system. Astronomers discovered the third planet, a Neptune-to-Saturn-size world lurking between two ...


Alien Life Could Be Hiding Out on Far Fewer Planets Than We Thought - Live Science
Alien Life Could Be Hiding Out on Far Fewer Planets Than We Thought  Live Science

Where is complex alien life hanging out in the universe? Likely not on planets stewing in toxic gases, according to a new study that dramatically reduces the ...


Two New Planets Discovered Using Artificial Intelligence - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
Two New Planets Discovered Using Artificial Intelligence  UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Google, have used artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover two more hidden ...


Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Anymore? - Space.com
Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Anymore?  Space.com

Pluto has always been an oddball, but here's why it's no longer considered a planet.


Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems - UC Berkeley
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems  UC Berkeley

As planets form in the swirling gas and dust around young stars, there seems to be a sweet spot where most of the large, Jupiter-like gas giants congregate, ...


Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star's habitable zone ...


Discovery Alert! Kepler's First Planet Candidate Confirmed, 10 Years Later - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert! Kepler's First Planet Candidate Confirmed, 10 Years Later  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Despite being the very first planet candidate discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope, Kepler-1658b had a rocky road to confirmation. It moved from planet ...


As Planet Discoveries Pile Up, a Gap Appears in the Pattern - WIRED
As Planet Discoveries Pile Up, a Gap Appears in the Pattern  WIRED

Astronomers are puzzling over a paucity of planets in the galaxy measuring between 1.5 and two times Earth's size.


Astronomers find 'Forbidden' planet in 'Neptunian Desert' around its star - Science Daily
Astronomers find 'Forbidden' planet in 'Neptunian Desert' around its star  Science Daily

An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in a region close to its star where no Neptune-sized planets would normally ...


Astronomers Snap a Rare Picture of Two Baby Planets - Smithsonian.com
Astronomers Snap a Rare Picture of Two Baby Planets  Smithsonian.com

The Very Large Telescope imaged Planets PDS 70b and PDS 70c about 370 light years away creating a gap in the gas and dust disk around their star.


Meteor magnets in outer space: Finding elusive giant planets - Science Daily
Meteor magnets in outer space: Finding elusive giant planets  Science Daily

A team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that could reveal whether life is likely on the smaller planets in other ...


Anne Dattilo discovered two planets using AI. - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
Anne Dattilo discovered two planets using AI.  UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Anne is a planet hunter, although she feels like that makes her work sound a bit too exciting. Every day, she sits at her laptop running an AI algorithm she wrote.


Physicists Scramble to Understand the Extreme Crystals Hiding Inside Giant, Alien Planets - Live Science
Physicists Scramble to Understand the Extreme Crystals Hiding Inside Giant, Alien Planets  Live Science

Deep in the heart of alien worlds, crystals form under pressures up to 40 million times more intense than the atmospheric pressure on Earth, and as much as 10 ...


There's Basically 'No Chance' for Earth-Like Planets to Form an Atmosphere Around Hot Young Stars - Live Science
There's Basically 'No Chance' for Earth-Like Planets to Form an Atmosphere Around Hot Young Stars  Live Science

The odds of an atmosphere forming around an Earth-like exoplanet are even slimmer than previously thought, a new study suggests.


Data flows from NASA's TESS Mission, leads to discovery of Saturn-sized planet - Science Daily
Data flows from NASA's TESS Mission, leads to discovery of Saturn-sized planet  Science Daily

Astronomers who study stars have contributed to the analysis of a planet discovered by NASA's new TESS Mission. It's the first planet identified by TESS for ...


The Hunt Is on for Closest Earth-like Planets - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
The Hunt Is on for Closest Earth-like Planets  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Astronomers identify the most promising stars for TESS to search for planets just a bit larger than our own and that receive radiation from their star equivalent to ...


18 Earth-size planets found in our galaxy—all hiding in plain sight - National Geographic
18 Earth-size planets found in our galaxy—all hiding in plain sight  National Geographic

Since its launch a decade ago, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has found thousands of worlds, revealing that across the galaxy, planets are more ...


Maybe we are alone after all: Planets that could sustain alien life much rarer than thought - USA TODAY
Maybe we are alone after all: Planets that could sustain alien life much rarer than thought  USA TODAY

So, maybe we are alone after all. The number of planets in the universe that could sustain life is much smaller than had been thought, scientists said.


'Sub-Saturns' May Force Scientists to Revise Idea of How Planets Form - Space.com
'Sub-Saturns' May Force Scientists to Revise Idea of How Planets Form  Space.com

Planets between the size of Neptune and Saturn shouldn't be rare after all, scientists realize, thanks to a trick of magnification.


Astronomers Directly Detect Newborn Planets - Sky & Telescope
Astronomers Directly Detect Newborn Planets  Sky & Telescope

Infant planets are forming in a system 370 light-years away, and they're shedding light on the early lives of Saturn and Jupiter in our solar system.


Discovery Alert: Three New Neptunes? - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert: Three New Neptunes?  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Three newly discovered planets, beyond our solar system, have masses comparable to our own Neptune.


18 New Earth-Size Exoplanets Pop Up In Old Kepler Planet-Hunting Data - Space.com
18 New Earth-Size Exoplanets Pop Up In Old Kepler Planet-Hunting Data  Space.com

Scientists are still hunting for exoplanets in the data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope. Two new papers identify 18 relatively small examples.


High School Senior Uncovers Potential for Hundreds of Earth-Sized Planets in Kepler Data - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
High School Senior Uncovers Potential for Hundreds of Earth-Sized Planets in Kepler Data  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

An 18-year-old high school senior has won a $250000 prize for calculating the potential for finding more planets outside our solar system using data from ...


Planets in Two-Star Systems Could Boast Life-Friendly Moons - Space.com
Planets in Two-Star Systems Could Boast Life-Friendly Moons  Space.com

Planets orbiting two stars could hang on to their moons despite the double gravitational tug from their stars. Such moons could give rise to life.


New NASA mission could find more than 1000 planets: Study finds future telescope could unveil some mysteries of the universe - Science Daily
New NASA mission could find more than 1000 planets: Study finds future telescope could unveil some mysteries of the universe  Science Daily

A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1400 ...


Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation - Science Daily
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  Science Daily

To confirm the presence of a planet, it is necessary to wait until it has made one or more revolutions around its star. This can take from a few days for the closest ...


Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars - Science Daily
Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars  Science Daily

Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research ...


NASA Wants to Build a 'Starshade' to Hunt Alien Planets. Here's How It Would Work - Space.com
NASA Wants to Build a 'Starshade' to Hunt Alien Planets. Here's How It Would Work  Space.com

Starshade exoplanet-hunting missions may be technologically daunting, but they're not beyond NASA's reach, recent research suggests. Such a mission would ...


Meet 8 'Star Wars' Planets in Our Own Galaxy - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Meet 8 'Star Wars' Planets in Our Own Galaxy  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

The fantastical planets in Star Wars preceded our discovery of real planets outside our solar system...but the facts aren't far from fiction.


Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark - BBC News
Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark  BBC News

The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4000 mark.


A New View of Exoplanets With Webb - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
A New View of Exoplanets With Webb  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

When NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launches in 2021, it will open a new window on exoplanets, observing them in ways they have never been seen ...


Solid, Low-Mass Planets Have Best Chance to Survive Parent Star's Death - Space.com
Solid, Low-Mass Planets Have Best Chance to Survive Parent Star's Death  Space.com

New work suggests that planets that are solid all the way through and have low masses may have the best chance of surviving the surge of tugs produced by ...


The formative years: Giant planets vs. brown dwarfs - EurekAlert
The formative years: Giant planets vs. brown dwarfs  EurekAlert

Based on preliminary results from a new Gemini Observatory survey of 531 stars with the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), it appears more and more likely that large ...


Discovery Alert: A Closer Look at Mercury's Spin and Gravity Reveals the Planet's Inner Solid Core - NASA Planetary Science
Discovery Alert: A Closer Look at Mercury's Spin and Gravity Reveals the Planet's Inner Solid Core  NASA Planetary Science

Scientists have found evidence that Mercury's inner core is indeed solid and that it is very nearly the same size as Earth's inner core.


Possible 2nd Planet Spotted Around Proxima Centauri - Space.com
Possible 2nd Planet Spotted Around Proxima Centauri  Space.com

BERKELEY, Calif. — The nearest exoplanet to Earth may have a neighbor. Astronomers have detected a candidate planet circling the star Proxima Centauri, ...


The Search for Habitable Alien Worlds in Earth's Backyard Heats Up - Space.com
The Search for Habitable Alien Worlds in Earth's Backyard Heats Up  Space.com

The hunt for nearby exoplanets has just heated up considerably. A new instrument designed to find potentially habitable alien worlds in Alpha Centauri, the ...


New NASA telescope could discover 1,400 new planets - Sky News
New NASA telescope could discover 1,400 new planets  Sky News

Astronomers say the mission will provide more accurate data in the search for extraterrestrial life outside of our solar system.


Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler 107 - Science Daily
Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler 107  Science Daily

Two of the planets which are orbiting the star Kepler 107 could be the result of an impact similar to that which affected the Earth to produce the moon.


NASA's First Planetary Defense Technology Demonstration to Collide with Asteroid in 2022 - NASA Planetary Science
NASA's First Planetary Defense Technology Demonstration to Collide with Asteroid in 2022  NASA Planetary Science

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – NASA's first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique – will get one chance to hit its target, the ...


Mysterious 'Sub-Neptunes' Are Probably Water Worlds - Space.com
Mysterious 'Sub-Neptunes' Are Probably Water Worlds  Space.com

Water worlds that each possess thousands of times more water than Earth does may be more common than Earth-like rocky planets in the Milky Way galaxy, ...


10 Things You Should Know About Planetary Defense - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
10 Things You Should Know About Planetary Defense  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun like the planets, but their orbits can bring them within 30 million miles of Earth's orbit.


May 2019: The Next Full Moon is a Blue Moon - NASA Planetary Science
May 2019: The Next Full Moon is a Blue Moon  NASA Planetary Science

The Next Full Moon is a Blue Moon, the Flower Moon, the Corn Planting Moon, the Milk Moon and Buddha Purnima.


New Planetary Protection Board to Review Guidelines for Future Solar System and Beyond Exploration - NASA Planetary Science
New Planetary Protection Board to Review Guidelines for Future Solar System and Beyond Exploration  NASA Planetary Science

NASA has established an independent Planetary Protection Review Board to review established guidelines for planetary protection and recommend any ...


Life could be evolving right now on nearest exoplanets - Science Daily
Life could be evolving right now on nearest exoplanets  Science Daily

Rocky, Earth-like planets orbiting our closest stars could host life, according to a new study that raises the excitement about exoplanets.


Introducing the New Editor-in-Chief of JGR: Planets - Eos
Introducing the New Editor-in-Chief of JGR: Planets  Eos

We are delighted to announce that Laurent Montési has just taken over as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. We asked him some ...


'Goldilocks' Stars and the Hunt for Habitable Worlds - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
'Goldilocks' Stars and the Hunt for Habitable Worlds  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

What kinds of stars are most likely to host habitable planets? A new study finds a particular class of stars called K stars, which are dimmer than the Sun but ...


Postdoctoral Position in Modeling Fate of Volatiles During Accretion of Rocky Planets - Planetary News
Postdoctoral Position in Modeling Fate of Volatiles During Accretion of Rocky Planets  Planetary News

The CLEVER Planets (Cycles of Life-Essential Volatile Elements in Rocky Planets) team and Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at ...


RIP Kepler, the planet-hunting telescope - Science News for Students
RIP Kepler, the planet-hunting telescope  Science News for Students

The Kepler space telescope can no longer search for planets orbiting other stars. After 9½ years, NASA's premier exoplanet-hunter is out of gas. NASA officials ...


Dead Planet's Heavy Metal Core Found Rocketing Around a Dead Sun in a Distant Solar System - Live Science
Dead Planet's Heavy Metal Core Found Rocketing Around a Dead Sun in a Distant Solar System  Live Science

Astronomers have found the corpse of a dead planet orbiting at breakneck pace around a dead star in a dead solar system.


Massive Martian Ice Discovery Opens a Window into Red Planet's History - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
Massive Martian Ice Discovery Opens a Window into Red Planet's History  UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the ...


Young Astronomer Uses Artificial Intelligence To Discover 2 Exoplanets - NPR
Young Astronomer Uses Artificial Intelligence To Discover 2 Exoplanets  NPR

A team led by an undergraduate student at the University of Texas, Austin has found two new planets by using artificial intelligence to sift through data from ...


Cosmic pile-up gives glimpse of how planets are made - BBC News
Cosmic pile-up gives glimpse of how planets are made  BBC News

Astronomers say they have the first evidence of a collision between two planets in a distant solar system.


Jupiter and its largest moons will be visible with binoculars this month - ABC News
Jupiter and its largest moons will be visible with binoculars this month  ABC News

Space enthusiasts and sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat as the largest planet in the solar system puts on a show in June. Jupiter will be its ...


Black Hole Image Makes History; NASA Telescopes Coordinated Observations - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Black Hole Image Makes History; NASA Telescopes Coordinated Observations  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic feat by an international network of radio telescopes called the Event ...


News | Planet-Hunter CubeSat Images Los Angeles - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
News | Planet-Hunter CubeSat Images Los Angeles  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The only small satellite in orbit that can also look for new planets beyond the solar system, ASTERIA recently peered down at Earth to capture an image of a ...


ALMA observes the formation sites of solar-system-like planets - Science Daily
ALMA observes the formation sites of solar-system-like planets  Science Daily

Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to ...


Mysterious 'Planet Nine' Is Probably 5 to 10 Times the Size of Earth - Live Science
Mysterious 'Planet Nine' Is Probably 5 to 10 Times the Size of Earth  Live Science

There could be a planet hiding out on the distant frontiers of our solar system. Astronomers have published new details about what it probably looks like.


The Planets review – so staggering you go ‘whoa!’ every few seconds - The Guardian
The Planets review – so staggering you go ‘whoa!’ every few seconds  The Guardian

The awesome vastness of time and space is laid out in its full, jawdropping incomprehensibility by Prof Brian Cox, the Attenborough of outer space. Rebecca ...


Discovery Alert! A New Super Earth in the Neighborhood (Six Light-Years Away) - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert! A New Super Earth in the Neighborhood (Six Light-Years Away)  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Data from a world-wide array of telescopes revealed Barnard's Star b, a frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known ...


New arguments in favor of a ninth planet in our solar system - Science Daily
New arguments in favor of a ninth planet in our solar system  Science Daily

Researchers are offering new details about the suspected nature and location of a ninth planet in the solar system.


There’s probably another planet in our solar system - MIT Technology Review
There’s probably another planet in our solar system  MIT Technology Review

Laying out two decades of evidence for the mysterious “Planet 9,” a team of astronomers predicts that if it exists, it's likely to be discovered within the decade.


Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes - NASA Planetary Science
Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes  NASA Planetary Science

On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern ...


How and Why Do Planets Die? - Space.com
How and Why Do Planets Die?  Space.com

Most planets can exist for a long, long time, but they can't last forever. Hungry stars and violent planetary neighbors can completely destroy a world, while ...


10 Things: Unsolved Mysteries of Saturn's Moons - NASA Planetary Science
10 Things: Unsolved Mysteries of Saturn's Moons  NASA Planetary Science

There's way more to Saturn than its rings. The planet also boasts a collection of exotic, and still mysterious, moons.


Astronomers from UCI, other institutions use new technique to find extrasolar planets - EurekAlert
Astronomers from UCI, other institutions use new technique to find extrasolar planets  EurekAlert

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 - Astronomers from institutions including the University of California, Irvine have begun routine science operations with the Habitable ...


Jupiter's Atmosphere Heats up under Solar Wind - NASA Planetary Science
Jupiter's Atmosphere Heats up under Solar Wind  NASA Planetary Science

Auroras at Jupiter's poles are heating the planet's atmosphere to a greater depth than previously thought — a rapid response to the solar wind.