articles tagged: solar system
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.

a space-scape made of concentrated awesome
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a space-scape made of concentrated awesome

Here's a little something for fans of large, complex space art...

a marauding star vs. our solar system
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a marauding star vs. our solar system

A rogue star passing through our stellar neighborhood could cause the biggest mass extinction since the Permian in 1.5 million years. Or it might not. We still have to see.

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