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  • Scientists find evidence the early solar system harbored a gap between its inner and outer regions
    16 October 2021, 12:42 am
    In the early solar system, a 'protoplanetary disk' of dust and gas rotated around the sun and eventually coalesced into the planets we know today. A new study suggests that a mysterious gap existed within this disk around 4.567 billion years ago, and likely shaped the composition of the solar system's infant planets.

  • The planet does not fall far from the star
    14 October 2021, 8:20 pm
    A compositional link between planets and their respective host star has long been assumed in astronomy. Scientists now deliver empirical evidence to support the assumption -- and partly contradict it at the same time.

  • Immense set of mysterious fast radio bursts
    13 October 2021, 7:16 pm
    An international team of astronomers recently observed more than 1,650 fast radio bursts (FRBs) detected from one source in deep space, which amounts to the largest set -- by far -- of the mysterious phenomena ever recorded. The source, dubbed FRB 121102, was observed using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in China, and represents more FRBs in one event than all previous reported occurrences combined.

  • How the Sun’s magnetic forces arrange gas particles
    13 October 2021, 5:41 pm
    Solar prominences hover above the visible solar disk like giant clouds, held there by a supporting framework of magnetic forces, originating from layers deep within the Sun. The magnetic lines of force are moved by ever-present gas currents -- and when the supporting framework moves, so does the prominence cloud. A research team has observed how magnetic forces lifted a prominence by 25,000 kilometers -- about two Earth diameters -- within ten minutes.

  • Did Venus ever have oceans?
    13 October 2021, 5:40 pm
    Astrophysicists have investigated the past of Venus to find out whether Earth's sister planet once had oceans.

  • Did a black hole eating a star generate a neutrino? Unlikely, new study shows
    13 October 2021, 2:16 pm
    New calculations show that a black hole slurping down a star may not have generated enough energy to launch a neutrino.

  • To watch a comet form, a spacecraft could tag along for a journey toward the sun
    13 October 2021, 2:15 pm
    A new article proposes that space probes could hitch a ride with 'centaurs' as they become comets. Along the way, the spacecraft would gather data that would otherwise be impossible to record -- including how comets, Earth-like planets, and even the solar system formed.

  • Some of the biggest asteroids in our Solar System
    12 October 2021, 9:47 pm
    Astronomers have imaged 42 of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter. The observations reveal a wide range of peculiar shapes, from spherical to dog-bone, and are helping astronomers trace the origins of the asteroids in our Solar System.

  • Strange radio waves emerge from the direction of the galactic center
    12 October 2021, 2:00 pm
    Astronomers have detected a very unusual variable radio signal from towards the heart of the Milky Way, which is now tantalizing scientists.

  • Radio signals from distant stars suggest hidden planets
    11 October 2021, 5:08 pm
    Using the world's most powerful radio antenna, scientists have discovered stars unexpectedly blasting out radio waves, possibly indicating the existence of hidden planets.

  • Chang'e-5 samples reveal key age of moon rocks
    7 October 2021, 8:57 pm
    A lunar probe launched by the Chinese space agency recently brought back the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years. Now an international team of scientists has determined the age of these moon rocks at close to 1.97 billion years old.

  • Dwarf planet Vesta a window to the early solar system
    6 October 2021, 8:34 pm
    The dwarf planet Vesta is helping scientists better understand the earliest era in the formation of our solar system. Two recent articles use data from meteorites derived from Vesta to resolve the 'missing mantle problem' and push back our knowledge of the solar system to just a couple of million years after it began to form.

  • Extreme exoplanet even more exotic than originally thought
    5 October 2021, 6:46 pm
    Considered an ultra-hot Jupiter -- a place where iron gets vaporized, condenses on the night side and then falls from the sky like rain -- the fiery, inferno-like WASP-76b exoplanet may be even more sizzling than scientists had realized.

  • Astronomers may have discovered first planet to orbit 3 stars
    2 October 2021, 6:30 pm
    In a distant star system -- a mere 1,300 light years away from Earth -- researchers may have identified the first known planet to orbit three stars.

  • 'Mini psyches' give insights into mysterious metal-rich near-earth asteroids
    1 October 2021, 7:02 pm
    New research into metal-rich asteroids reveals information about the origins and compositions of these rare bodies that could one day be mined.

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