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Saturn Got Its Tilt From Its Moons

   30 Jan 00:00:06  |  Universe Today

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We Now Have a 3D Map of The 525 Closest Brown Dwarfs

   30 Jan 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

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Iceland is a Similar Environment to Ancient Mars

   29 Jan 00:00:04  |  Universe Today

A new study conducted by NASA scientists and Rice University shows how Iceland's environment is the closest analog on Earth for ancient Mars
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Exoplanetary System Found With 6 Worlds in Orbital Resonance

   29 Jan 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

200 light-years away from Earth, there’s a K-type main-sequence star named TOI (TESS Object of Interest) 178. When Adrian Leleu, an astrophysicist at the Center for Space and Habitability of the University of Bern, observed it, it appeared to have two planets orbiting it at roughly the same distance. But that turned out to be …
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Astronomers Find a Planet Like Jupiter, but It Doesn?t Have any Clouds

   28 Jan 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

Can you picture Jupiter without any observable clouds or haze? It isn’t easy since Jupiter’s latitudinal cloud bands and its Great Red Spot are iconic visual features in our Solar System. Those features are caused by upswelling and descending gas, mostly ammonia. After Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s cloud forms are probably the most recognizable feature in …
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   28 Jan 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

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NASA has Chosen 4 new Pioneer Missions: Aspera, Pandora, StarBurst, and PEUO

   27 Jan 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

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One of the Oldest Stars in the Galaxy has a Planet. Rocky Planets Were Forming at Nearly the Beginning of the Universe

   27 Jan 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

Would it be surprising to find a rocky planet that dates back to the very early Universe? It should be. The early Universe lacked the heavier elements necessary to form rocky planets. But astronomers have found one, right here in the Milky Way. After the Big Bang, the Universe consisted of nothing but light elements …
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Why do Planetary Nebulae Look the Way They Do

   26 Jan 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

Planetary nebulae are the most beautiful objects in the night sky. Their gossamer shells of gas are otherworldly and evocative. They captivate the eye, and viewers need no scientific knowledge to get drawn in. How are they created, and why do they look so beautiful? First of all, if you don’t know already, planetary nebulae …
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There are Seven Rocky Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 System and They?re Surprisingly Similar

   26 Jan 00:00:04  |  Universe Today

The TRAPPIST-1 system has long be studied by exoplanet hunters due to its unique quantity of planets that happen to also be Earth sized. In a recent paper, a team of scientists led by Erik Agol at the University of Washington, dove into more detail on the density of the seven known planets in the …
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