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2014-11-16 04:55:59

Researchers have discovered the first experimental evidence suggesting our solar system’s protoplanetary disk was shaped by an intense magnetic field which propelled massive amounts of gas into the sun over the course of just a few million years.

Cosmochemists Help Solve 135-Year-Old Meteorite Mystery
2013-07-08 15:09:49

Scientists have provided a solution to a 135-year-old mystery in cosmochemistry, saying chondrules may have formed from high-pressure collisions in the early solar system.

Birth Record Of Our Solar System Revised
2012-11-03 05:43:41

The formative stages of the Milky Way, once believed to have taken far longer to occur than other solar systems, might not have been as unique as scientists previously thought, according to the authors of a new study.

2011-03-28 13:13:37

The earliest rocks in our Solar System were more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today.

2011-03-03 23:21:28

Scientists have performed a micro-probe analysis of the core and outer layers of a pea-sized piece of a meteorite some 4.57 billion years old to reconstruct the history of its formation, providing the first evidence that dust particles like this one experienced wildly varying environments during the planet-forming years of our solar system.

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2009-05-18 15:45:00

Meteorites provide valuable information about the early history of the solar system. A group of Swiss geologists have conducted systematic meteorite searches in Oman since 2001, and they recently returned from their latest hunt.

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2008-06-19 14:35:00

Higher than expected levels of sodium found in a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite suggest that the dust clouds from which the building blocks of the Earth and neighboring planets formed were much denser than previously supposed. The study, by scientists from the Carnegie Institution, American Museum of Natural History, and U.S. Geological Survey, is published in the June 20 issue of Science.

2005-08-19 14:20:29

A U of T scientist has found unexpectedly ‘young’ material in meteorites – a discovery that breaks open current theory on the earliest events of the solar system.

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2005-08-18 14:46:17

A U of T scientist has found unexpectedly ‘young’ material in meteorites – a discovery that breaks open current theory on the earliest events of the solar system.

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2005-04-21 07:48:17

The oxygen and magnesium content of some of the oldest objects in the universe are giving clues to the lifetime of the solar nebula, the mass of dust and gas that eventually led to the formation of our solar system.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.