Latest Planetary science Stories
A rare class of so-called “active asteroids” that appear to leave behind a tail of dust and debris similar to that of a comet are travelling so fast that they are essentially making themselves blow up, according to research published Friday in Astrophysical Journal Letters.
A nearly 250 mile (400 km) wide impact zone recently discovered in Central Australia is being called the largest asteroid-caused craters ever discovered, according to research published earlier this month in the international earth sciences journal Tectonophysics.
Timmons Group signed a contract with the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to design a custom application for field agents to collect data remotely at sea.
Last week, the Mars One “mission” stirred up a bit of a public relations battle. First, Dr. Joseph Roche, an astrophysics professor at Trinity College in Dublin and one of the Mars One 100 "finalists", revealed through an interview with the website Matter that the whole thing just might be a scam. Then, another finalist – Ryan MacDonald, a physics student at Oxford University – posted an online video hitting back at Roche’s claim.
Step right up, folks! See Mercury, the incredible shrinking planet!
Good news! Experts have analyzed thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy and the calculations show that billions of those stars could have planets in the habitable zone.
Since 2011, NASA’s MESSENGER probe has been orbiting and gathering data on Mercury and the latest published research based on mission data has revealed never-before-seen features on our Solar System’s third planet.
Just a day after skywatchers at mid- to upper-latitudes around the world were treated to a particularly energetic display of auroras on the night of March 17 as a result of an intense geomagnetic storm, researchers announced findings from NASA’s MAVEN mission of auroral action observed on Mars – although in energetic ultraviolet wavelengths rather than visible light.
Titan Bricks are 90% dirt yet its strength is two and a half times stronger than concrete. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) March 18, 2015 Every few years
Y is there a Y-shape on Venus? For 5 decades, it's been a mystery, but a new type of wave in space might be responsible.
Image Caption: Artistic concept of a planetary system. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA/JPL-Caltech The term Astronomy encompasses a broad range of topics, including the study of stars, galaxies, and planets. In order to focus on the different areas of study, many subfields of astronomy emerge. One such area is the study of planets known, appropriately, as Planetary Astronomy. Observational Planetary Astronomy Even within the field of Planetary Astronomy, there are several divisions to...
Solar cycles: what are they and why should we care about them? Solar cycles are made up of what are known as solar minimums (min) and solar maximums (max). We refer to a solar min at the time when the sun is not active with many sunspots, while a solar max is just the opposite when we see a large increase in sunspot activity. So how long do solar cycles last? Typically they run on what is known as an 11 year cycle from the max to the min and then start over again anew. As of 2012 we...
Planetary and Space Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1959 and published by Elsevier 15 times per year. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Rita Schulz (The Netherlands). The journal publishes original research articles and short communications. The main focus is on solar system processes which encompass multiple areas of the natural sciences. Research that involves planetary and space sciences involves many disciplines. Celestial mechanics is part of these...
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors is a biweekly published peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. As of April 2012, co-editors are G. Aelfric (University of Bristol), K. Hirose (Tokyo Institute of Technology), M. Jellinek (University of British Columbia), and K. Zhang (University of Exeter). This journal focuses on the physical and chemical processes of planetary interiors. Topics covered include planetary physics, geodesy and geophysics. Publishing formats...
Geophysical Journal International is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publish monthly by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society and the German Geophysical Society. The editor-in-chief is Jeannot Trampert of TA Utrecht, the Netherlands. The primary focus of this journal is fundamental research in Geophysics. Publishing formats are original research, research notes, letters, and book reviews. Coverage includes computational, theoretical, observational and applied...
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