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Zombie Planet Interview With Dr Thayne Currie
2012-11-02 14:22:24

In a new study, researchers have taken another look at Hubble images from 2004 and 2006, and are now reaffirming that Fomalhaut b is indeed a “massive planet”. The study's lead author Dr. Thayne Currie recently talked with redOrbit about bringing Fomalhaut b back from the dead.

Olivine Found In Beta Pictoris
2012-10-04 05:20:13

ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has discovered pristine material that matches comets in our own Solar System in a dust belt around the young star Beta Pictoris.

Standard Model Does Little To Explain Why Earth Is So Dry
2012-07-18 10:59:10

Despite seventy percent of the Earth’s surface being covered by water, in reality the whole of the planet is only made up of 1 percent water, making it relatively dry compared to the gas giants.

Comets Collide To Create Dust Belt
2012-04-12 04:45:20

The ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has been studying the dust near the star Fomalhaut and has found the surrounding dust appears to have come from the dust of destroyed comets.

Stardust Found In Distant Planetary Systems
2011-09-29 08:04:40

Astronomers of the University Jena find a stardust belt in extra-solar planetary systems.

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2010-09-23 14:05:00

New supercomputer simulations tracking the interactions of thousands of dust grains show what the solar system might look like to alien astronomers searching for planets.

2010-09-23 10:20:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New supercomputer simulations tracking the interactions of thousands of dust grains show what the solar system might look like to alien astronomers searching for planets.

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2010-06-10 15:45:00

For the first time, astronomers have been able to directly follow the motion of an exoplanet as it moves from one side of its host star to the other.

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2010-02-22 12:05:00

For centuries, astronomers and philosophers wondered how our solar system and its planets came to be.

2009-08-28 08:43:00

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dust-filled disks where new planets may be forming around other stars occasionally take on some difficult-to-understand shapes.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.