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Nov 21, 2014 12:17 PM ET
Our solar system has a handful of bodies exhibiting some strange, highly elliptical orbits. Are they being pulled by a massive planet WAY out there beyond Neptune? Amy Shira Teitel examines what might be causing these objects to behave so oddly.
Nov 18, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
Eruptions could have kept planet warm enough for liquid water to intermittently flow across its ancient surface, suggests a new study.
Nov 6, 2014 12:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading →
Nov 6, 2014 03:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has completed a detailed survey of stars with dusty circumstellar disks -- but their stunning variety has been a surprise to astronomers.
Oct 31, 2014 01:00 PM ET
The discovery of a Uranus-like planet orbiting a very distant star could tell us a great deal about our own ice giants.
Oct 27, 2014 03:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The morphology of a baby star's magnetic field is thought to impact the evolution of any planetary system -- and now astronomers have gained an insight to how complex these fields can be. Continue reading →
Oct 22, 2014 11:39 AM ET // Jason Major
Heavy metal ferroelectric "snow" may cover Venus' highest mountain peaks, boosting the alien nature of Earth's weird 'twin.' Continue reading →
Oct 22, 2014 03:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It's as if Titan is getting festive for Hallowe'en -- astronomers have detected a ghostly glow around the the north and south poles of the Saturnian moon that had previously gone undetected. Continue reading →
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