Posts Tagged Solar System

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

From advances in artificial intelligence to new evolutionary species knowledge, check out the most interesting science news for the past week from Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html Advertisements

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Photos: Large Numbers That Define the Universe…

Visit the following LiveScience.com link for some magnificent numeric depictions of planet Earth… https://www.livescience.com/63429-big-numbers-universe-photos.html

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Interesting facts #34…

Why does the Earth rotate? Every day, the Earth spins once around its axis, making sunrises and sunsets a daily feature of life on the planet. It has done so since it formed 4.6 billion years ago, and it will continue to do so until the world ends — likely when the sun swells into […]

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The Cassini spacecraft’s dive in between Saturn’s rings, explained – Vox… 

Some exciting outer space news from vox.com: http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/4/26/15420666/cassini-spacecraft-dives-saturn-rings-google-doodle

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New insights into ‘ocean worlds’ in our solar system — ScienceDaily… 

Summary:  Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond. Scientists announce that a form of chemical energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, and […]

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Hubble takes close-up portrait of Jupiter — ScienceDaily… 

Summary: On April 3, 2017, as Jupiter made its nearest approach to Earth in a year, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope viewed the solar system’s largest planet in all of its up-close glory… Read the article here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406143852.htm

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Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now?… 

Read about it at ScienceDaily.Com: Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now?

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Climate variations analyzed five million years back in time…

When we talk about climate change today, we have to recognize the natural variations to be able to distinguish them from the human-induced changes. Researchers have analyzed the natural climate variations over the last 12,000 years, and they have looked back 5 million years to see the major features of the Earth’s climate. The research […]

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Study Says Mars Had a Lot of Water Just 500,000 Years Ago…

Summary: “Billions of years ago, Mars lost its atmosphere, and with it went Mars’s once prolific assemblage of liquid water lakes and streams. Yet even without an atmosphere, the Red Planet hasn’t always been as bone dry as it is today. A new discovery suggests that as recently as a mere 500,000 years ago, certain […]

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Pluto Is Unexpectedly Large – New Horizons Mission…

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Pluto photographs…

Nasa spacecraft makes history as the first spacecraft to reach distant dwarf planet, the last unexplored world in solar system… Read the article here at theguardian.com :Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission  Related articles: New Horizons: ten facts about Nasa’s astonishing Pluto mission and beyond – Pluto New Horizons mission: what happens next? […]

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Comet Wild 2: A window into the birth of the solar system?…

Source: ScienceDaily.com: Scientists have investigated the oxygen isotope and mineral composition of the comet dust returned from Wild 2. The team discovered an unexpected combination of material that has deepened the mystery of Wild 2’s past…. Our solar system, and other planetary systems, started as a disk of microscopic dust, gas and ice around the young […]

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Millimeter-sized stones formed our planet…

Summary:  Researchers can now explain how asteroids are formed. Our own planet also has its origins in the same process, a cosmic ocean of millimeter-sized particles that orbited the young sun, according to new research… Source: ScienceDaily.com  Read more here: Millimeter-sized stones formed our planet…  (image from ScienceDaily.com)

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Violent formation of the moon…

Summary: Scientists have reconciled the accepted model of the moon’s formation with the unexpectedly similar isotopic fingerprints of both bodies. The results suggest that the impact that formed the moon was so violent, the resulting debris cloud mixed thoroughly before settling down and forming the moon… Read the full article here at ScienceDaily.com: Violent formation […]

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As stars form, magnetic fields influence regions big and small (sciencedaily.com)…

Summary: Stars form when gravity pulls together material within giant clouds of gas and dust. But gravity isn’t the only force at work. Both turbulence and magnetic fields battle gravity, either by stirring things up or by channeling and restricting gas flows, respectively. New research focusing on magnetic fields shows that they influence star formation […]

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Extrasolar Planets or exoplanets…

Extrasolar planet, also called exoplanet,  any planetary body that is outside the solar system and that usually orbits a star other than the Sun. The first extrasolar planets were discovered in 1992. More than 1,700 are known, and more than 3,000 await further confirmation. A full entry on this can be found at Britannica.com: Extrasolar planet… […]

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New Earth-like planets found orbiting a Sun-like star…

from an article posted on sciencedaily.com in April 2013: Summary: A team of scientists has discovered two Earth-like planets in the habitable orbit of a Sun-like star. Using observations gathered by NASA’s Kepler Mission, the team found five planets orbiting a Sun-like star called Kepler-62. Four of these planets are so-called super-Earths, larger than our […]

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Newfound planet is Earth-mass but gassy…

From ScienceDaily.com… “An international team of astronomers has discovered the first Earth-mass planet that transits, or crosses in front of, its host star. KOI-314c is the lightest planet to have both its mass and physical size measured. Surprisingly, although the planet weighs the same as Earth, it is 60 percent larger in diameter, meaning that […]

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