articles tagged: solar system
astronomers find a fossil from the early days of the solar system
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astronomers find a fossil from the early days of the solar system

A tiny, roughly kilometer sized rock might not seem like much of a discovery, but it’s an important confirmation of our models of planetary formation and solar system evolution.

why the hunt for planet nine is still underway
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why the hunt for planet nine is still underway

A recent paper imagines a new explanation for the strange motions of Trans-Neptunian Objects observed by astronomers for the last 200 years, but it doesn’t mean that we won’t still search for Planet Nine.

wonky star systems may be born that way
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wonky star systems may be born that way

A nearby baby star has been discovered with a warped protoplanetary disk — a feature that may reveal the true nature of the solar system’s planetary misalignments

yes, uranus got wrecked but that’s not even the half of it
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yes, uranus got wrecked but that’s not even the half of it

A massive collision seems to be the only plausible reason why Uranus is the oddball it is, and now we have an idea of what it might have looked like. So what do we do with this data?

why saturn’s majestic rings won’t be around for much longer
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why saturn’s majestic rings won’t be around for much longer

Saturn’s rings are young and might be gone almost as quickly as they appeared in planetary terms, according to the latest research by NASA.

the fun, excitement, and challenge of recording alien winds
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the fun, excitement, and challenge of recording alien winds

InSight’s recording of Martian winds isn’t what you’d hear if you were on the planet yourself. And if you start asking why, you’ll find out some bizarre and fascinating things about how winds work on alien worlds.

hey, what’s a world like you doing in a solar system like this?
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hey, what’s a world like you doing in a solar system like this?

The debate over whether Pluto is a planet, much less what constitutes a planet, is still raging in the scientific community.

hunting for exoplanets in alien galaxies. sort of.
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hunting for exoplanets in alien galaxies. sort of.

Astronomers found a planet on death row orbiting a dying star. The kicker? That solar system was born in another galaxy.

when a few million years don’t mean much…
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when a few million years don’t mean much…

Scientists issue a correction to the age of the Earth. What does this mean? Pretty much nothing...

when simulations and the media collide
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when simulations and the media collide

Despite what the media might have told you, we don't actually know if a rocky planet slammed into Jupiter or not.

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