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Moon-forming Disk Discovered Around Distant Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the... more
'Moon-forming' circumplanetary disk discovered in distant star system  nanowerk · 6 days
Astronomers have made the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk, the planet-girding belt of dust and gas that astronomers strongly theorize controls the formation of planets and gives rise to an entire... more
Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is believed to have birthed the moons of Jupiter. more
Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is believed to have birthed the moons of Jupiter. more
Alternating currents cause Jupiter's aurora  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international team of researchers has succeeded in measuring the current system responsible for Jupiter's aurora. Using data transmitted to Earth by NASA's Juno spacecraft, they showed that the direct currents were much weaker than expected and that... more
Alternating currents cause Jupiter's aurora  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
An international research team has measured the system of currents that generates Jupiter's aurora. The scientists found out that sulphur dioxide gas from the gas giant's Moon Io is the cause of the system of currents. more
Voyager 2 Transformed Our Ideas of Jupiter's Moons 40 Years Ago  SPACE.COM · 1 week
It was 40 years ago today that a NASA spacecraft revealed strong evidence that an icy moon of Jupiter may be able to host life. more
Asteroid Vesta originates from a cosmic 'hit-and-run' collision  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter preserves the processes of planetary formation, frozen in time. Vesta, the second largest asteroid in this belt, provides an outstanding opportunity for scientists to investigate... more
How historic Jupiter comet impact led to planetary defense  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Twenty-five years ago, humanity first witnessed a collision between a comet and a planet. From July 16 to 22, 1994, enormous pieces of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (SL9), discovered just... more
Astronomy bot speeds up search for Jupiter's twins  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have a new tool in their search for extraterrestrial life -- a sophisticated bot that helps identify stars hosting planets similar to Jupiter and Saturn. more
Scientist develops novel algorithm to aid search for exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Inspired by movie streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, a Southwest Research Institute scientist developed a technique to look for stars likely to host giant, Jupiter-sized planets outside of... more
Massive brown dwarf detected by astronomers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An international team of astronomers has found a new brown dwarf, one of the most massive objects of this type discovered to date. The newly detected brown dwarf, designated EPIC 212036875 b, turns out to be... more
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
JUICE is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 programme. Its mission is devoted to complete a unique tour of the Jupiter system. more
Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists... more
Gemini Planet Imager Analyzes 300 Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 1 month
Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes - known as the Gemini Planet Imager - has... more
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