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Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  nanowerk · 2 days
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Earth's own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cornell astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. more
Eclectic rocks influence earthquake types  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New Zealand's largest fault is a jumble of mixed-up rocks of all shapes, sizes, compositions and origins. According to research from a global team of scientists, this motley mixture could help explain why the fault generates slow-motion earthquakes... more
The strange orbits of 'Tatooine' planetary disks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share very nearly the same plane,... more
The strange orbits of 'Tatooine' planetary disks (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share very nearly the same plane, disks encircling wide binaries have... more
Snapping an exoplanet shot  nanowerk · 1 week
Physicists will develop instruments to directly image exoplanets. more
ALMA Observes Protoplanetary Disks around Binary Stars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of astronomers has found striking orbital geometries in circumbinary protoplanetary disks.... more
The strange orbits of 'Tatooine' planetary disks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share very nearly the same plane,... more
Subsurface Mercury: Window to ancient, possibly habitable, volatile-rich materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research raises the possibility that some parts of Mercury's subsurface, and those of similar planets in the galaxy, once could have been capable of fostering prebiotic chemistry, and perhaps... more
NASA selects proposals to study volatile stars, galaxies, cosmic collisions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA has selected proposals for four missions that would study cosmic explosions and the debris they leave behind, as well as monitor how nearby stellar flares may affect... more
Scientists have discovered the origins of the building blocks of life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical signals... more
Astronomers Discover 139 New Trans-Neptunian Objects  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have released a catalog of 316 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) — minor planets located in the far reaches of the Solar System — detected... more
Observed: An exoplanet where it rains iron  nanowerk · 3 weeks
This exoplanet, 390 light years away towards the constellation Pisces, has days when its surface temperatures exceed 2,400 Celsius, sufficiently hot to evaporate metals. Its nights, with strong winds, cool down the iron vapour... more
VLT Spies Iron Raining on Ultrahot Exoplanet WASP-76b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
WASP-76b, a gas-giant exoplanet located some 640 light-years away in the constellation of Pisces, has a day side where temperatures... more
Researchers find new minor planets beyond Neptune  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), minor planets located in the far reaches of the solar system, including more than 100 new discoveries.... more
New minor planets found beyond Neptune  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Using data from the Dark Energy Survey, researchers have found and cataloged more than 300 minor planets beyond Neptune, including more than 100 new discoveries. This updated catalog of trans-Neptunian objects, and the methods used to... more
Exoplanet where it rains iron discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporize metals. Strong winds carry iron... more
Very Large Telescope observes exoplanet where it rains iron  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above... more
TESS Discovers New Class of Pulsating Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a team of professional astronomers and citizen scientists has discovered a star that... more
Astronomers Spot Rare Eclipsing Brown-Dwarf Binary System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using robotic telescopes at ESO’s newest planet-hunting SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) Observatory in Chile have spotted a... more
New technique could elucidate earliest stages of planet's life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new kind of astronomical observation helped reveal the possible evolutionary history of a baby Neptune-like exoplanet. more
Kepler’s decision to build its own cubesats surprises manufacturers  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
It came as a surprise to many cubesat manufacturers when Kepler Communications announced plans in January to manufacture... more
Almost alien: Antarctic subglacial lakes are cold, dark and full of secrets  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than half of the planet's fresh water is in Antarctica. While most of it is frozen in the ice sheets, underneath the ice... more
Super-Puff Exoplanets May Actually Have Huge Ring Systems  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Super-puffs, an intriguing, growing class of exoplanets, are the objects with exceptionally large radii for their masses and thus correspondingly... more
Total lunar eclipse: observing the Earth as a transiting planet  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronomers have succeeded in recording sunlight shining through the Earth's atmosphere in a manner similar to the study of distant exoplanets. During the extraordinary occasion of a lunar... more
What if mysterious 'cotton candy' planets actually sport rings?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Some of the extremely low-density, 'cotton candy like' exoplanets called super-puffs may actually have rings, according to new research. more
What if mysterious 'cotton candy' planets actually sport rings?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Some of the extremely low-density, "cotton candy like" exoplanets called super-puffs may actually have rings, according to new research published in The Astronomical Journal by Carnegie's Anthony Piro and Caltech's... more
Astronomers Discover Seventeen New Extrasolar Planets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Using data gathered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, a team of astronomers in Canada has discovered 17 new exoplanets, including an Earth-sized world. Designated... more
Quantum mechanical simulations of Earth's lower mantle minerals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The theoretical mineral physics group of Ehime University led by Dr. Taku Tsuchiya has developed high-precision computational techniques for studying Earth and planetary materials based on quantum mechanical theory and reported several... more
18-Hour Year Planet on Edge of Destruction  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Astronomers from the University of Warwick have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours, the shortest orbital period... more
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