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Recipes for Renegade Planets

Recent discoveries of gas giant planets in unusual orbits challenge the generally accepted theory of planet formation. While these discoveries do not disprove the theory, they have opened our eyes to chaotic ...

Jul 08, 2010 4.8 / 5 (11) 2 | with audio podcast

Baby galaxies grew up quickly

Baby galaxies from the young Universe more than 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thought, shows new research from the Niels Bohr Institute. This means that already in the early history of ...

May 16, 2012 4.8 / 5 (5) 67 | with audio podcast

Capturing planets

(Phys.org) -- The discovery of planets around other stars has led to the realization that alien solar systems often have bizarre features - at least they seem bizarre to us because they were so unexpected. ...

May 22, 2012 4.4 / 5 (5) 5 | with audio podcast

How abundant are Super-Earths?

Our solar system hosts a cornucopia of worlds, from the hellfire of Venus to the frozen plains of Mars to the mighty winds of Uranus. In that range, the Earth stands alone, with no planet coming close to ...

Dec 03, 2013 4 / 5 (10) 3 | with audio podcast

Astronomers detect coolest radio star

(Phys.org) -- Astronomers using the world's largest radio telescope, at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, have discovered flaring radio emission from an ultra-cool star, not much warmer than the planet Jupiter, shattering the previous ...

Apr 18, 2012 4.3 / 5 (3) 6 | with audio podcast

World's largest laser opens (w/Video)

Scientists for decades have been hunting for ways to harness the enormous force of the sun and stars to supply energy here on Earth. The National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory may spark the light ...

May 29, 2009 4.6 / 5 (23) 15