Theories regarding early Earth's climate suggest that it had extreme weather, from fiery temperatures to ice age cold. This new research could show that other planets may be able to host life.
Earth/Environment April 2, 2018
Earth could have started out as a donut-shaped planetary object made of vaporized and molten rock, which scientists call a synestia. This is how our planet may have looked like in its early history, after it collided with Theia.
Space May 24, 2017
Astronomers studying a recently discovered planet gain new insight into how solar systems are formed. Unlike other planets, this one exists outside its debris disk.
Space March 18, 2017
For a deeper understanding of the formation of the solar system, the ratio variations of the iron isotopes in different planets including Earth need to be probed, according to a study. The study looked into why iron isotopic ratios vary and the role that nickel plays in planet core formation.
Space February 22, 2017
For the first time, scientists have discovered a white dwarf star featuring life’s building blocks: water, nitrogen and carbon. The results of their work spur hope of finding life in other objects in the universe.
Space February 10, 2017
The ALMA observatory captured an image of spiral arms in the protoplanetary disk of the young star Elias 2-27. The structure offers hints on how large planets form.
Space October 2, 2016
An outburst of brightness and heat in the young star V883 Orionis allowed scientists to see a stellar water snowline for the first time. What does the observation reveal about planet formation?
Space July 13, 2016
The understanding of how planets form has taken another step forward. How does examining a dusty dying star unravels secrets of young solar systems?
Space March 10, 2016
The largest planets in our solar system may have grown from the tiniest beginnings, new research suggests. 'Pebbles' came together to form the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn, scientists suggest.
Space August 19, 2015
Astronomers observe two young solar systems, babies in terms of their development, that shed light on what our own solar system was like when it was just a baby.
Geek November 13, 2014
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile recently captured the birth of planets in stunning detail, confirming theories about how planets form and how our solar system formed.
Geek November 6, 2014
Both Neptune and Uranus are mysteries, at least when it comes to how they formed. However, after studying these two planets' positions in the Solar System, researchers suggest a new explanation.
Geek September 23, 2014