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Space Exploration Jun 19, 2019

Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract

JUICE is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 programme. Its mission is devoted to complete a unique tour of the Jupiter system.

Astronomy Jun 12, 2019

Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems

As planets form in the swirling gas and dust around young stars, there seems to be a sweet spot where most of the large, Jupiter-like gas giants congregate, centered around the orbit where Jupiter sits today in our own solar ...

Astronomy May 20, 2019

Juno finds changes in Jupiter's magnetic field

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter made the first definitive detection beyond our world of an internal magnetic field that changes over time, a phenomenon called secular variation. Juno determined the gas giant's secular variation ...

Astronomy May 24, 2019

Meteor magnets in outer space—study finds elusive giant planets

Astronomers believe planets like Jupiter shield us from space objects that would otherwise slam into Earth. Now they're closer to learning whether giant planets act as guardians of solar systems elsewhere in the galaxy.

Astronomy Jun 04, 2019

Physicists discover new clue to planet formation

An international study led by the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy has discovered the first observational evidence for the existence of circumplanetary discs.

Astronomy Jun 03, 2019

A pair of fledgling planets directly seen growing around a young star

Astronomers have directly imaged two exoplanets that are gravitationally carving out a wide gap within a planet-forming disk surrounding a young star. While over a dozen exoplanets have been directly imaged, this is only ...

Astronomy May 08, 2019

Scientists investigate dwarf planet's ring

Discovered in 2004, Haumea is a dwarf planet located beyond Pluto's orbit in a region of the solar system called the Kuiper Belt. Pluto was demoted from the category of fully fledged planets in 2006 because of the discovery ...

Astronomy Jun 11, 2019

The atmosphere of a new ultra hot Jupiter is analyzed

The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto Observatory (Almería), and the HARPS-N spectrograph on the National Galileo Telescope (TNG) at the Roque de los Muchachos ...

Space Exploration Jun 14, 2019

Life on Jupiter's moon Europa? Discovery of table salt on the surface boosts hopes

Europa, a frozen moon around Jupiter, is believed to be one of the most habitable worlds in the solar system. It was first imaged in detail by the Voyager 1 probe in 1979, revealing a surface almost devoid of large craters. ...

Astronomy May 28, 2019

Giant planets and comets battling in the circumstellar disk around HD 163296

In a study appearing today in the Astrophysical Journal, an INAF-lead team of researchers explored whether the anomalous features in the dust and gas distributions of HD 163296's disk revealed by ALMA's observations could ...

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