A UK-led team of astronomers has discovered a rare molecule – phosphine – in the clouds of Venus, pointing to the possibility of extra-terrestrial ‘aerial’
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National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.
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Pluto began hot inside, study of its surface fractures suggests
June 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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MIT scientists identify first magmas generated in solar system’s building blocks, unexpectedly answering questions about meteorites and formation of rocky planets.
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The Earth and the Moon were long thought to be virtually identical in composition. Now we know they are not.
March 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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Astrophysicists have identified an event 4.6 billion years ago as the likely source of some of the most coveted matter on Earth.
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The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesised by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune, say researchers.
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MIT Kavli's John Richardson describes MIT's role in the historic passing of the Voyager 2 craft past the heliopause and into the interstellar medium.
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The 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellowship provides junior scientists the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.
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Study finds history of Titan’s landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth
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