This Model Of Earth’s Giant Impacts Makes Us Wonder How Life Arose

by Elizabeth Howell July 31, 2014

In case you need a reminder that the solar system was a harsh place to grow up, the early Earth looks like it was in the middle of a shooting gallery in this model. The map that you see above shows a scenario for where researchers believe asteroids struck our planet about four billion to […]

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Which Planets Have Rings?

by Fraser Cain June 19, 2014

You think only Saturn has rings? Well, think again. Rings are actually extremely common in our Solar System – they’re all over the place. So which planets – and other objects – sport rings? Fraser Cain on Google+

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Why Isn’t the Asteroid Belt a Planet?

by Fraser Cain June 11, 2014

It seems like there’s a strange gap in between Mars and Jupiter filled with rocky rubble. Why didn’t the asteroid belt form into a planet, like the rest of the Solar System? Fraser Cain on Google+

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Weekly Space Hangout – May 30, 2014: Gamma Ray Burst? Maybe Not?

by Fraser Cain May 30, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter), Brian Koberlien (@briankoberlein) Fraser Cain on Google+

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Weekly Space Hangout – April 25, 2014: Asteroids, ISS Repairs & an Annular Eclipse

by Fraser Cain April 25, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Morgan Rehnberg, Brian Koberlein, David Dickinson, Jason Major This Week’s Stories: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter): EVA Cosmos SpaceX announcements Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein, Meteors are not more likely to hit Earth Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz, Saturn at Opposition Bizarre Annular Eclipse Jason Major (@JPMajor, B612 Foundation asteroid announcement We […]

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