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Space Exploration May 02, 2019

State-of-the-art imaging uncovers the exciting life history of an unusual Mars meteorite

With human and sample-return missions to Mars still on the drawing board, geologists wishing to study the red planet rely on robotic helpers to collect and analyse samples. Earlier this year we said goodbye to NASA's Opportunity ...

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

( -- 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

(—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 ...

Space Exploration Jun 13, 2017

Evidence that Jupiter is the oldest planet in the solar system

An international group of scientists has found that Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system.

Astronomy Mar 28, 2016

Observations of an extreme-weather planet raise questions about hot Jupiters' origins

For centuries, the solar system was viewed as a standard blueprint for planetary systems in the universe, with a star (our sun) at the center of a circular track, and a planet orbiting within each lane. Smaller, rockier planets ...

Space Exploration Mar 25, 2015

Explosions of Jupiter's aurora linked to extraordinary planet-moon interaction

On Earth, bursts of particles spewed by the Sun spark shimmering auroras, like the Northern Lights, that briefly dance at our planet's poles. But, on Jupiter, there's an auroral glow all the time, and new observations show ...

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