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Space Exploration Feb 17, 2019

Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field

A new study published online in Meteoritics and Planetary Science finds that our most common meteorites, those known as L chondrites, come from at least two different debris fields in the asteroid belt. The belt contains ...

Space Exploration Feb 12, 2019

Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses

The Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when it is hit by strong impulses, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Astronomy Feb 08, 2019

Scientists scour the cosmos to find the origins of the periodic table's 118 elements

Since the invention of the periodic table 150 years ago this month, scientists have worked to fill in the rows of elements and make sense of their properties.

Evolution Mar 15, 2019

New book by biochemist David Deamer explores the origins of life

In his new book, Assembling Life, David Deamer challenges the consensus that life began in the ocean and presents an alternative scenario, based on his research, in which life began in freshwater hot springs.

Space Exploration Jul 07, 2016

There's still much to learn by visiting the giant planet Jupiter

After a five-year journey, NASA's Juno spacecraft this week reached Jupiter and was successfully inserted into its orbit.

Astronomy May 20, 2010

First results dealing with the impact of a celestial body on the planet Jupiter

The Planetary Sciences Group at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country (Spain) led by Professor Agustín Sánchez Lavega, has published the first results of research into one of the recent events that has ...

Astronomy Dec 11, 2015

Rarity of Jupiter-like planets means planetary systems exactly like ours may be scarce

Is our little corner of the galaxy a special place? As of this date, we've discovered more than 1,500 exoplanets: planets orbiting stars other than our sun. Thousands more will be added to the list in the coming years as ...

Astronomy Dec 10, 2015

High school student helps discover new planet, calculates frequency of Jupiter-like planets

High school senior Dominick Rowan of Armonk, New York, is making discoveries about other worlds. Working with University of Texas at Austin astronomer Stefano Meschiari, Rowan has helped to find a Jupiter-like planet and ...

Astronomy May 11, 2011

Flipping hot Jupiters: Why some planets orbit the wrong way

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the last few years astronomers have observed that in some extrasolar systems the star is spinning one way and the planet, a "hot Jupiter," is orbiting the star in the opposite direction. A Northwestern ...

Astronomy Jul 12, 2016

Two inflated 'hot-Jupiter' planets discovered around distant stars

(Phys.org)—Astronomers have detected two new "hot Jupiters" with a radius larger than they should have. Designated WASP-113b and WASP-114b, these exoplanets orbit their host stars located some 1,170 and 1,500 light years ...

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