Spiral-shaped Planetary Disks Should Be More Common. Giant Planets Might Be Disrupting Their Formation

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Andy Tomaswick

Planetary system formation is a process that involves astounding and complex forces.  Humans have only just started trying to understand…

Satellites can see the pollution trails from individual ships

All hands have to be on deck if the world is going to tackle degradation, and one of the biggest…

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The Arecibo Observatory Platform Has Collapsed

Early this morning, the 900-ton instrument platform suspended above the Arecibo Observatory collapsed and crashed down on the iconic telescope’s…

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China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Lands on the Moon and Gets Set to Bring Back Fresh Samples

For the third time in seven years, a Chinese robotic spacecraft has landed on the Moon — but now things…

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New jets seen blasting out of the center of a galaxy

Giant black holes can launch jets that extend for tens of thousand of light-years, blasting clean out of their host…

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My Dad Made a Table That Looks Surprisingly Like Jupiter

My Dad's a pretty good woodworker, and recently completed a wooden table that looks surprisingly like Jupiter, Great Red Spot,…

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Astronomers find a galaxy that had its dark matter siphoned away

The galaxy NGC 1052-DF4 surprised scientists by having almost no dark matter to complement its stellar population. Recently a team…

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Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XII: What is the Waterworlds Hypothesis?

Is it possible that the reason we haven't heard from any aliens is because there's too much water out there?

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Hayabusa 2’s Sample is Landing on Earth December 6th

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is nearly back home, with precious cargo aboard! The sample-return mission departed asteroid Ryugu (162173 Ryugu)…

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A new measurement puts the Sun 2,000 light-years closer to the center of the Milky Way

Ultra-precise measurements of stars in our galaxy put us closer to galactic center than we thought.

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