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Astronomy Dec 09, 2019

How Enceladus got its stripes

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists due to its subsurface ocean, making it a prime target for those searching for life elsewhere. New research led by Carnegie's Doug Hemingway reveals the physics ...

Astronomy Dec 13, 2019

Searching explanations for mysterious structures in protoplanetary disks

In the discs of dust and gasses around young stars, mysterious structures occur. Together with professor Ewine van Dishoeck, Ph.D. student Paolo Cazzoletti investigate how we can explain these forms, such as rings, spirals ...

Space Exploration Dec 13, 2019

NASA's Juno navigators enable Jupiter cyclone discovery

Jupiter's south pole has a new cyclone. The discovery of the massive Jovian tempest occurred on Nov. 3, 2019, during the most recent data-gathering flyby of Jupiter by NASA's Juno spacecraft. It was the 22nd flyby during ...

Space Exploration Dec 13, 2019

Mars Express tracks the phases of Phobos

ESA's Mars Express has captured detailed views of the small, scarred and irregularly shaped moon Phobos from different angles during a unique flyby.

Astronomy Nov 18, 2019

First global geologic map of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, completed

The first map showing the global geology of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains.

Astronomy Nov 19, 2019

How large can a planet be?

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. In terms of mass, Jupiter dwarfs the other planets. If you were to gather all the other planets together into a single mass, Jupiter would still be 2.5 times more massive. ...

Astronomy Dec 05, 2019

Evidence suggests some super-puffs might be ringed exoplanets

A pair of researchers from the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science and the California Institute of Technology have reported evidence that some super-puff exoplanets might be ringed exoplanets. Anthony Piro ...

Space Exploration Nov 19, 2019

Subaru telescope detects the mid-infrared emission band from complex organic molecules in comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Using the Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer (COMICS) on the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have detected an unidentified infrared emission band from comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner (hereafter, comet 21P/G-Z) in addition ...

Space Exploration Oct 07, 2019

Saturn surpasses Jupiter after the discovery of 20 new moons—and you can help name them

Move over Jupiter; Saturn is the new moon king.

Astronomy Oct 22, 2019

Mid-sized storms spotted on Saturn

An international team of researchers has found that mid-sized storms form near Saturn's northern pole. In their paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, the group describes discovering four of the mid-sized storms ...

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