Posts Tagged ‘solar system’

Neutrinos on Ice!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Scientists see evidence of events outside of our solar system in Antarctic ice.

Gas Cloud Gets Spaghettified

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is stretching gas cloud G2 to its death.

Diamond Planets

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Could there really be planets made of diamonds?

Universe Update, October 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Here’s a brief run-down of our favorite astronomy stories from the past month.

Voyager’s Great Leap

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Have we actually left the Solar System at long last?

Hot Jupiters

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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What can hot Jupiters tell us about the diversity of planets in our universe?

Neptune’s New Moon

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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We still have so much to learn about our closest planetary neighbors.

Clingy Gas Giants

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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A specific type of planet has proven elusive: a planet orbiting at a considerable distance from its parent star.

Plasmaspheric Wind

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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Scientists proposed the existence of a space wind surrounding Earth about 20 years ago, but direct detection has eluded scientists until now.

10,000 Near-Earth Objects

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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Asteroid 2013 MZ5 joined the ranks of asteroids and comets whose orbits pass near Earth. On an astronomical scale, “near” means within 28 million miles…

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