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.
Eruptions could have kept planet warm enough for liquid water to intermittently flow across its ancient surface, suggests a new study.
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 â†’
Hubble has completed a detailed survey of stars with dusty circumstellar disks -- but their stunning variety has been a surprise to astronomers.
The discovery of a Uranus-like planet orbiting a very distant star could tell us a great deal about our own ice giants.
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 â†’
Heavy metal ferroelectric "snow" may cover Venus' highest mountain peaks, boosting the alien nature of Earth's weird 'twin.' Continue reading â†’
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 â†’
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