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  • Beyond the brim, Sombrero Galaxy's halo suggests turbulent past
    20 February 2020, 7:52 pm
    These latest Hubble observations of the Sombrero galaxy indicate only a tiny fraction of older, metal-poor stars in the halo, plus an unexpected abundance of metal-rich stars. Past major galaxy mergers are a possible explanation, though the stately Sombrero shows none of the messy evidence of a recent merger of massive galaxies.

  • Earth formed much faster than previously thought, new study shows
    20 February 2020, 7:05 pm
    By measuring iron isotopes, researchers have shown that our planet originally formed much faster than previously thought. This finding provides new insights on both planetary formation and the likelihood of water and life elsewhere in the universe.

  • Sub-Neptune sized planet validated with the habitable-zone planet finder
    20 February 2020, 7:04 pm
    A signal originally detected by the Kepler spacecraft has been validated as an exoplanet using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder.

  • How newborn stars prepare for the birth of planets
    20 February 2020, 7:04 pm
    Astronomers used two of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very young stars in the Orion Clouds. These images reveal new details about the birthplaces of planets and the earliest stages of star formation.

  • Journey to the center of Mars
    20 February 2020, 4:40 pm
    Scientists have built a new compositional model for Mars. They used rocks from Mars and measurements from orbiting satellites to predict the depth to its core-mantle boundary, some 1,800 km beneath the surface and have been able to suggest that its core contains moderate amounts of sulfur, oxygen and hydrogen as light elements.

  • 18-hour year planet on edge of destruction
    20 February 2020, 4:40 pm
    Astronomers from the University of Warwick have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours, the shortest orbital period ever observed for a planet of its type.

  • Scientists pioneer new way to study exoplanets
    18 February 2020, 4:47 pm
    A team of scientists using the Low Frequency Array radio telescope in the Netherlands has observed radio waves that carry the distinct signatures of aurorae, caused by the interaction between a star's magnetic field and a planet in orbit around it.

  • Breakthrough Listen releases 2 petabytes of data from SETI survey of Milky Way
    17 February 2020, 5:27 pm
    Breakthrough Listen announced its second major release of SETI data: a radio survey of the plane of the Milky Way and the galactic center. The public is urged to search the data for signals from intelligent civilizations. A former undergraduate initiated the analysis by looking at emissions from 20 nearby stars that could see Earth transiting our sun. The VLA also signed on to capture radio data for SETI.

  • Galactic cosmic rays affect Titan's atmosphere
    14 February 2020, 7:47 pm
    Planetary scientists have revealed the secrets of the atmosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. The team found a chemical footprint in Titan's atmosphere indicating that cosmic rays coming from outside the Solar System affect the chemical reactions involved in the formation of nitrogen-bearing organic molecules. This is the first observational confirmation of such processes, and impacts the understanding of the intriguing environment of Titan.

  • ESO telescope sees surface of dim Betelgeuse
    14 February 2020, 7:47 pm
    Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star's surface show not only the fading red supergiant but also how its apparent shape is changing.

  • Mars: Simulations of early impacts produce a mixed Mars mantle
    12 February 2020, 9:01 pm
    The early solar system was a chaotic place, with evidence indicating that Mars was likely struck by planetesimals, small protoplanets up to 1,200 miles in diameter, early in its history. Scientists modeled the mixing of materials associated with these impacts, revealing that the Red Planet may have formed over a longer timescale than previously thought.

  • Citizen scientists discover rare cosmic pairing
    12 February 2020, 6:19 pm
    Citizen scientists have uncovered a bizarre pairing of two brown dwarfs, objects much smaller than the Sun that lack enough mass for nuclear fusion. The discovery, confirmed by astrophysicists, shows that brown dwarf systems -- the formation of which are still poorly understood -- can be very low mass and extremely far apart yet inexorably linked.

  • Distant giant planets form differently than 'failed stars'
    10 February 2020, 10:57 pm
    Astronomers have probed the formation process of giant exoplanets and brown dwarfs by using a combination of direct imaging of these objects and custom software to model their orbits.

  • One small grain of moon dust, one giant leap for lunar studies
    7 February 2020, 3:54 pm
    Scientists have found a new way to analyze the chemistry of the moon's soil using a single grain of dust brought back by Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972. Their technique can help us learn more about conditions on the surface of the moon and formation of precious resources like water and helium there.

  • Astronomers reveal rare double nucleus in nearby 'Cocoon Galaxy'
    5 February 2020, 8:33 pm
    Astronomers have revealed that a well-known, nearby galaxy has a rare double-nucleus structure.

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NASA Image of the Day

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