Asteroid Formation

ALMA and the Comet Factory

by Tammy Plotner June 6, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter “Ooompah, loompah, roopity rust… ALMA finds comets hiding in dust.” According to many studies over recent years, astronomers are aware planets seem to be everywhere around stars. However, just how these rocky bodies, including comets, are created is something of an […]

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Asteroid Lutetia May Have A Molten Core

by Tammy Plotner October 29, 2011

Way out in space, 282 million miles from home, the intrepid ESA Rosetta spacecraft is still busy, but had time to send us an unprecedented view of ancient asteroid Lutetia. On July 10, 2010, Rosetta flew past Lutetia and the results of the imaging revealed surface features which point to an astonishing history. This particular […]

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