solar system formation | Universe Today

solar system formation

The Solar System Might Not Exist if There Wasn’t a Huge Galactic Collision with the Milky Way Billions of Years Ago

The Milky Way has a number of satellite galaxies; nearly 60 of them, depedending on how we define them. One…

1 month ago

We Know We’re Made of Stardust. But Did it Come From Red Giants?

We've all heard this one: when you drink a glass of water, that water has already been through a bunch…

7 months ago

Some of Earth’s Gold Came From Two Neutron Stars That Collided Billions of Years Ago

A new study has shown that a good deal of Earth's heaviest elements may have come from a nearby neutron…

1 year ago

Astronomers Find a Chunk of a Comet Inside a Meteorite

The early days of the Solar System are hard to piece together from our vantage point, billions of years after…

1 year ago

Mission to Metal World Takes a Big Step Forward with Thruster Test

Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center have just conducted a crucial test of the thruster that will take the Psyche…

3 years ago

Two Comet Groups Discovered Around Beta Pictoris

Between the years 2003 and 2011, the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher - better known as HARPS - made…

6 years ago

Was a Fifth Giant Planet Expelled from Our Solar System?

[/caption] Earth's place in the "Goldilocks" zone of our solar system may be the result of the expulsion of a…

9 years ago

Cosmic Collisions Could Eject Habitable Planets

[/caption] When it comes to solar systems, chances are good that we're a lot more special than we thought. According…

9 years ago