Water escaped Mars in a whoosh not a trickle

Billions of years ago, Mars was a watery world, not the cold, dry place it is today. A new study partly solves the mystery of where all that water went.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Europe moves ahead with Ariel exoplanet mission

The green light is given to the near-billion-euro space observatory that will study far-off worlds.

bbcnews
Nov. 12, 2020 ~5 min

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Exoplanets are still out there -- a new model tells astronomers where to look for more using 4 simple variables

New mathematical technique enables astronomers to predict the whereabouts of missing worlds around nearby stars.

Jeremy Dietrich, Graduate Student in Astronomy, University of Arizona • conversation
Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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A new method guides astronomer to yet-undiscovered exoplanets

New mathematical technique enables astronomers to predict the whereabouts of missing worlds around nearby stars.

Jeremy Dietrich, Graduate Student in Astronomy, University of Arizona • conversation
Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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‘Black beauty’ may blow up water’s origin story

New research turns the theory about where water comes from upside down. It may come out of the planet formation process, researchers say.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Clues to the moon and Mars hide in this mineral

A new remote sensing method for studying the mineral olivine could help scientists understand the early evolution of the moon and Mars.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Nov. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Clues to the moon and Mars hide in this mineral

A new remote sensing method for studying the mineral olivine could help scientists understand the early evolution of the moon and Mars.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Nov. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ may hide in dark corner of space

Is there another planet in our solar system? Researchers are using new techniques with space telescope images to hunt for the theorized Planet Nine.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ may hide in dark corner of space

Is there another planet in our solar system? Researchers are using new techniques with space telescope images to hunt for the theorized Planet Nine.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Volcanoes feed the atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io

The atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Io is a witches' brew made from the sulfurous burps of more than 400 volcanoes. Now scientists know how it got that way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~11 min

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