Quantcast

Latest Planetary migration Stories

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.

Study Sheds Light On Planetary Orbital Pile-Ups
2012-03-20 08:32:57

Researchers said they have found why some orbits seen in young solar systems seem to be more popular than others.

Solar System Ejected A Giant Planet 600 Million Years Ago
2011-11-11 06:10:42

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.

2011-06-06 19:44:24

Planetary scientists have long wondered why Mars is only about half the size and one-tenth the mass of Earth.

445471493905ba47c77609e7352e6a561
2010-01-07 12:05:00

New simulation presented at astronomy meeting reveals planet migration prevents plunge into sun.

0ecbb7213b28817ca6d9b892b925d7541
2009-02-25 14:50:00

University of Arizona scientists have uncovered a curious case of missing asteroids.

88a4e0d7158da1ec1a51fb773e07c5ad1
2007-08-24 12:46:19

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.

53cbb42d513502f87e8a8399da3ad7ac1
2007-01-08 16:55:00

Gas-giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn form soon after their stars do, according to new research.

4b12bd84b0dd791e8e475fdbd41937e51
2006-06-07 07:50:00

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.

2005-12-15 16:05:00

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.


Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
Related