News tagged with momentum

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

How do supermassive black holes get so big?

(PhysOrg.com) -- At the center of most galaxies lie supermassive black holes that can grow to become more than a billion times larger than our Sun. However, astrophysicists don’t fully understand the formation ...

Apr 26, 2010 weblog
4.2 / 5 (12) 1 | with audio podcast

Cassini Thruster Swap Planned

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Cassini spacecraft will swap to a backup set of propulsion thrusters in mid-March due to degradation in the performance of the current set of thrusters.

Feb 02, 2009
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