'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theory...
A giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star. The new research is presented in a paper recently accepted for publication in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Soc
on 2017-10-31 15:45 UTC
Dawn finds possible ancient ocean remnants at Ceres...
Minerals containing water are widespread on Ceres, suggesting the dwarf planet may have had a global ocean in the past. What became of that ocean? Could Ceres still have liquid today? Two new studies from NASA's Dawn mission shed light on these questi
on 2017-10-27 17:26 UTC
Three 'super-Earth' exoplanets orbiting nearby star discovered...
(Phys.org)NASA's prolonged Kepler mission, known as K2, has made another significant discovery, revealing the existence of three new exoplanets. The newly found alien worlds circle the nearby star GJ 9827 and were classified as "super-Earths." The finding
on 2017-09-13 17:13 UTC