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New Evidence Suggests Mercury Was Formed From A Stellar Collision
2014-07-08 10:50:50

Planet Mercury has an unusual metal-rich composition which has baffled the scientific community. However, new evidence may have solved this mystery.

Computer Simulations Help Explore Origins Of Our Solar System
2013-02-15 10:00:41

Researchers have used three-dimensional computer simulations to reconstruct how an asteroid called Vesta collided with other asteroids twice over a billion years ago to explore the origins of our Solar System.

2013-02-06 09:43:42

Scientists are revisiting the age-old question of how Earth's moon formed with the development of two new models that work out the complicated physics of planetary collisions.

Violent Collision Created Rare Meteorite
2012-11-16 11:32:50

Some meteorites found on Earth contain strikingly beautiful, translucent, olive-green crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix.

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2011-05-26 07:15:00

Scientists on Wednesday said they believed they could explain why Mars is smaller than Earth.

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2009-04-10 07:25:00

NASA's twin STEREO probes are entering a mysterious region of space to look for remains of an ancient planet which once orbited the Sun not far from Earth. If they find anything, it could solve a major puzzle--the origin of the Moon.

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2006-03-21 14:23:06

In an article to be published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, two British astronomers present new numerical simulations of how planetary systems form. They find that, in the early stages of planetary formation, giant protoplanets migrate inward in lockstep into the central star.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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