Planetary Formation

Planets Started Out From Dust Clumping Together. Here’s How

A new study by a team of German physicists and an American biomedical engineer has solved a long-standing problem in…

3 years ago

New Ring of Dust Discovered in the Inner Solar System

Discovering new things in space is a regular occurrence. Astronomers keep finding more distant objects in the outer reaches of…

3 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years ago

“Monster Planet” Discovered, Makes Scientists Rethink Theories of Planetary Formation

The discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet around a red dwarf star has caused astronomers to rethink some of their theories…

5 years ago

New Study Sheds Light on How Earth and Mars Formed

A new study by researchers from the University of Bristol has shed new light on how the planets like Earth…

5 years ago

Scientists Propose a New Kind of Planet: A Smashed Up Torus of Hot Vaporized Rock

Under the right conditions, two colliding rocky bodies might form a temporary structure called a 'synestia'. This rotating mass of…

5 years ago

Finally, the Missing Link in Planetary Formation!

A new study by an international team of scientists may be the "missing link" in our understanding of how planets…

5 years ago

Surprise! Fomalhaut’s Kid Sister Has a Debris Disk Too

The bright star Fomalhaut hosts a spectacular debris disk: a dusty circling plane of small objects where planets form. At…

8 years ago

Rogue Planets Can Find Homes Around Other Stars

[/caption] As crazy as it sounds, free-floating rogue planets have been predicted to exist for quite some time and just…

10 years ago