solar system formation

Young Stars can Evaporate Nearby Disks Before They can Form Planets

Many planetary systems may get snuffed out before they even get a chance to form, according to new research. The…

2 years ago

Exoplanetary System Found With 6 Worlds in Orbital Resonance

200 light-years away from Earth, there's a K-type main-sequence star named TOI (TESS Object of Interest) 178. When Adrian Leleu,…

2 years ago

How did the Earth get its water? The answer might be found on Mercury

I don't know if you've noticed by now, but the Earth is a little bit wet. How Earth got all…

2 years ago

The Sun Might Have Once Had a Binary Companion Star

A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has bolstered the case for our Sun having a long-lost…

2 years ago

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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

5 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…

8 years ago