Did the solar system’s planets form in 2 waves?

A new theory about how the planets of our solar system formed may explain the differences between the inner- and outer-most planets.

Barbara Vonarburg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Dust particles from Mars can make little sparks

New research suggests tiny sparks are possible on Mars, and that "future colonists may find a world modified by static electricity in subtle ways."

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~8 min

Ceramic in meteorites upends theory of early solar system

Ceramic chips from meteorites may help rewrite our understanding of the early days of the solar system, including how the planets formed.

Louise Lerner-Chicago • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~6 min

Ceramic in meteorites upends theory of early solar system

Ceramic chips from meteorites may help rewrite our understanding of the early days of the solar system, including how the planets formed.

Louise Lerner-Chicago • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~6 min

Astronomers identify new method of planet formation

Scientists have suggested a new explanation for the abundance in intermediate-mass exoplanets – a long-standing puzzle in astronomy.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 12, 2021 ~4 min

Team sheds new light on super-Earth origin mystery

Super-Earths are not leftovers of mini-Neptunes, after all, according to a new study that challenges our understanding of planetary formation.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~4 min

Team sheds new light on super-Earth origin mystery

Super-Earths are not leftovers of mini-Neptunes, after all, according to a new study that challenges our understanding of planetary formation.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~4 min

Mars: how scientists prevent Earth's microbes from contaminating other planets

The space laws designed to protect planets and moons from contamination.

Thomas Cheney, Lecturer of Space Governance, The Open University • conversation
Feb. 4, 2021 ~8 min

Phosphine on Venus is probably just sulfur dioxide

The purported discovery of the chemical phosphine on the "hellscape" that is Venus was probably off the mark, astronomers report.

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Feb. 2, 2021 ~9 min

Ancient Mars was more like Iceland than Idaho

New research used spots on Earth, including Iceland and Idaho, to study the seasons on ancient Mars.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~8 min

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