The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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Evidence indicates phosphine, a gas associated with living organisms, is present in the habitable region of Venus’ atmosphere.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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By making their own lava and cooled glass, scientists find these materials likely aren’t responsible for the unexpected glow of some exoplanets.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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Findings also suggest exoplanets lying within habitable zones may be susceptible to ice ages.
July 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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Study suggests the rare objects likely came from an early planetesimal with a magnetic core.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
July 1, 2020 • ~5 min
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Discovery made through the Disk Detective project could help the search for new planets.
June 2, 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.
May 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
May 4, 2020 • ~9 min
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The existence of a magnetic field beyond 3.5 billion years ago is still up for debate.
April 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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