Massive newbie planet smacked young Jupiter head-on

The collision between a newborn planet and a younger Jupiter could explain some suprising readings from NASA's Juno mission.

Jade Boyd-Rice | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
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Kepler helps count Earth-like planets around sun-like stars

Scientists used data from the Kepler space telescope to better estimate the rate of Earth-like planets near stars similar to our sun.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
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Dead planet cores ‘broadcast’ long after their sun burns out

Scientists plan to "tune into" the radio signals to hunt for exoplanets around white dwarf stars.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
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What do quakes on Mars feel like?

Data from NASA's Insight mission let researchers experience what a "marsquake" might feel like, and compare to quakes on Earth and the moon.

ETH Zurich | July 30, 2019 | futurity
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Lunar samples from Apollo 11 still influence research

Lunar samples from the Apollo missions are still valuable to researchers studying the origins of the moon.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | July 20, 2019 | futurity
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Planet’s dusty disk mirrors origins of Jupiter’s moons

A 'circumplanetary disk' of gas and dust that's a lot like the one scientists think made Jupiter's moons surrounds the distant planet PDS 70 c.

Jade Boyd-Rice | July 14, 2019 | futurity
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Uranus pics show off the planet’s mostly invisible rings

"I was just trying to image the planet as best I could and I saw the rings. It was amazing."

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | June 30, 2019 | futurity
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300 stars show our solar system may be special

"Given what we and other surveys have seen so far, our solar system doesn't look like other solar systems..."

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | June 21, 2019 | futurity
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Young ‘hot Jupiter’ offers clues to how planets form

"The most valuable way to learn how planets form is to study planets, like CI Tau b, that are either still forming or have just formed."

Jade Boyd-Rice | June 11, 2019 | futurity
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‘Unearthly’ factors move the sand on Mars

New research on Mars sand movement reveals that the largest shifts occur in three distinct regions.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | May 30, 2019 | futurity
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