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
~6 mins   

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Neutron star ‘glitch’ offers surprising look inside

A neutron star "glitch" is giving astronomers a look at the star's interior. The event reveals that the mysterious objects have three parts inside.

Cynthia Lee-McGill | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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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
~6 mins   

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Millions of virtual universes hint at how galaxies form

Creating millions of virtual universes and comparing them to observations of actual galaxies is a powerful new approach to studying galaxy formation.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Pulsating star changes brightness every 5 minutes

Studying the light from pulsating stars can help scientists understand more about their insides and their life cycle.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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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
~5 mins   

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Why can’t we nail down how fast the universe is expanding?

This podcast episode digs into why the Hubble constant is so hard to nail down and how a new method might finally get it right.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | July 10, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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‘Halos’ of invisible matter drive galactic ecosystems

Astronomers are investigating invisible matter and the workings of the galactic ecosystem.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | June 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Dwarf galaxy’s black hole is way smaller than we thought

The black hole at the center of the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 4395 is around 40 times smaller than astronomers than previously believed.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | June 21, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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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
~5 mins   

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