News tagged with rocky planet

Our unlikely solar system

Recent modeling of solar mass stars with planetary systems, found that a system with four rocky planets and four gas giants in stable orbits – and only a sparsely populated outer belt of planetesimals ...

dateApr 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Recreating Venus in the Lab

Scientists are reproducing the environment of Venus so that they can interpret observations of the planet's surface and atmosphere. Studying environmental processes on Venus can help astrobiologists better ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Superior Super Earths

Super Earths are named for their size, but these planets - which range from about 2 to 10 Earth masses - could be superior to the Earth when it comes to sustaining life. They could also provide an answer to ...

dateNov 30, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Building Planet Earth

A new study shows how rocky planets are formed from the manic swirl of gas and dust that surround a young star, and determines what chemical building blocks are used to construct the planets. Understanding ...

dateOct 22, 2009 in Astronomy
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