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Planet Mars, From Pole to Pole

A new image from the ESA's Mars Express Orbiter shows exactly how different regions in Mars are from one another.…

4 weeks ago

That Explains a Lot. The Moon’s Largest Crater has a Chunk of Metal Embedded in it That’s 5 Times Bigger than the Big Island of Hawaii

One of the largest craters in the Solar System is on our Moon. It's called the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin…

4 months ago

Astronomers See Adorable Baby Planets Forming Around a Young Star

370 light years away from us, a solar system is making baby planets. The star at the center of it…

5 months ago

Bizarre Double Star System Flipped its Planetary Disk on its Side

An international research team recently found a binary star system with a debris disk that orbits around their poles.

9 months ago

Here are 20 Protoplanetary Disks, With Newly Forming Planets Carving Out Gaps in the Gas and Dust

A new survey by an ALMA collaboration has resulted in stunning images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks, which shows the…

10 months ago

Surprising Discovery. Four Giant Planets Found Around a Very Young Star

What exactly is a "normal" solar system? If we thought we had some idea in the past, we definitely don't…

1 year ago

Forming Dense Metal Planets like Mercury is Probably Pretty Difficult and Rare in the Universe

A new study by a team of Swiss astronomers indicates that Mercury-like planets, which have a high iron-to-rock ration, are…

1 year ago

This Meteorite is One of the Few Remnants from a Lost Planet that was Destroyed Long Ago

A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the Solar…

2 years ago

Look at This Fascinating Variety of Planet-Forming Disks Around Other Stars

New images from the European Southern Observatory show the stunning variety of discs of gas and dust that surround young…

2 years ago

Hubble Sees a Huge Dust Cloud Around a Newly Forming Star

The Hubble has detected a massive dust cloud 150 billion miles across around the young star HR 4796A.

2 years ago