solar system formation

Hubble Has Accidentally Discovered Over a Thousand Asteroids

The venerable Hubble Space Telescope is like a gift that keeps on giving. Not only is it still making astronomical…

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JWST Detects Carbon Dioxide in a Centaur for the First Time

A study published today in The Planetary Science Journal examines how NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has conducted a…

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Some Star Systems Create a Planet Sandwich

A recent study presented at the National Astronomy Meeting 2023 (NAM2023) examines a newly discovered planetary formation theory that challenges…

9 months ago

Meteorites Store a Magnetic Memory of the Early Solar System

Magnets are a handy tool for finding meteorites, but they can also erase vital clues about the early solar system.

12 months ago

What Would Happen if the Solar System Gained a Super-Earth?

In this era of exoplanet discovery, astronomers have found over 5,000 confirmed exoplanets, with thousands more awaiting confirmation and many…

1 year ago

Don’t Bother Trying to Destroy Rubble Pile Asteroids

The asteroids in our Solar System are survivors. They've withstood billions of years of collisions. The surviving asteroids are divided…

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The Outer Solar System Supplied a Surprising Amount of Earth’s Water

In a recent study published in Science, a team of researchers at Imperial College London examined 18 meteorites containing the…

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Lucy Adds Another Asteroid to its Flyby List

In October 2021, NASA launched its ambitious Lucy mission. Its targets are asteroids, two in the main belt and eight…

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Earth’s Water is 4.5 Billion Years Old

The origin of Earth's water has been an enduring mystery. There are different hypotheses and theories explaining how the water…

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The Oort Cloud Could Have More Rock Than Previously Believed

The Oort Cloud is a collection of icy objects in the furthest reaches of the Solar System. It contains the…

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