Early Solar System Formation

Samples of Asteroid Ryugu Contain More Than 20 Amino Acids

The samples obtained by Hayabusa2 have revealed that the Near Earth Asteroid Ryugu contains 20 strains of amino acids -…

1 week ago

Rings in the Early Solar System Kept our Planet From Becoming a Super-Earth

A team led by Rice University has created a new model of planetary formation that answer how the Solar System…

6 months ago

The Surprising Discovery of Ceramic Chips Inside Meteorites Means There Were Wild Temperature Variations In the Early Solar System

Meteorites are excellent windows into early solar system formation.  Many were formed in the those early days, and unlike rocks…

1 year ago

Not all the Earth’s Water Came From Comets

We have comets and asteroids to thank for Earth's water, according to the most widely-held theory among scientists. But it's…

4 years ago

How Do Planets Form? Semarkona Meteorite Shows Some Clues

It may seem all but impossible to determine how the Solar System formed, given that it happened roughly 4.5 billion…

8 years ago

Isotopes May One Day Aid In Planet Search

When we consider samples from the solar nebula, we think about comets and meteorites. These materials come from our solar…

9 years ago