Latest Planetary migration Stories
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.
Researchers said they have found why some orbits seen in young solar systems seem to be more popular than others.
According to a study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, our solar system may have ejected a giant planet from its orbit and spared the Earth.
Planetary scientists have long wondered why Mars is only about half the size and one-tenth the mass of Earth.
New simulation presented at astronomy meeting reveals planet migration prevents plunge into sun.
University of Arizona scientists have uncovered a curious case of missing asteroids.
The traditional belief that Jupiter acts as a celestial shield, deflecting asteroids and comets away from the inner Solar System, has been challenged by the first in a series of studies evaluating the impact risk to the Earth posed by different groups of object.
Gas-giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn form soon after their stars do, according to new research.
Dead zones in space - which typically extend out to 13 astronomical units from the central star of an extrasolar planetary system - can significantly slow planetary migration so that planets are not lost to the systems.
A distant object named Buffy has been spotted circling the sun far beyond Neptune in a strange tilted orbit that is making some astronomers question how the outer reaches of the solar system formed.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.