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Ian O'Neill
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Star stuff, eventual star chum.
Star stuff, eventual star chum.

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Scientists are closing in on a better understanding about how these magnetic eruptions evolve For the first time, scientists have created a computer model that can simulate the evolution of a solar flare, from thousands of miles below the photosphere to…
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Scientists are closing in on a better understanding about how these magnetic eruptions evolve For the first time, scientists have created a computer model that can simulate the evolution of a solar flare, from thousands of miles below the photosphere to…
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The binary system observed by ALMA isn’t wonky, it’s the first example of a polar protoplanetary disk Some star systems simply don’t like conforming to cosmic norms. Take HD 98000, for example: It’s a binary system consisting of two sun-like stars and it…
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I worked on TRIUMF’s Five-Year Plan (2020-2025) last year, so Astroengine is featuring a few physicsy articles that were included in the document to tell the center’s story Last year, I had the honor to help write TRIUMF’s Five-Year Plan for 2020-2025.…
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A nearby baby star has been discovered with a warped protoplanetary disk — a feature that may reveal the true nature of the solar system’s planetary misalignments Textbook descriptions of our solar system often give the impression that all the planets…
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Creating the conditions of interstellar space in the lab has led to a sweet discovery What do you get if you combine water with methanol and then bombard the mix with radiation? It turns out that the resulting cocktail is where the building blocks for…
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The Seti Institute has monitored the object for radio transmissions, just in case it isn’t natural We humans are a sensitive bunch. We keep pondering the question: “are we alone?” If we consider the answer is a “yes,” we then start having an existential…
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The NASA mission looks like it’s getting comfortable in Elysium Planitia. Like any self-respecting social media influencer, Mars’s latest resident is hard at work snapping photos of its new digs. The robot has even thrown in a beautiful selfie for good…
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The NASA probe was launched in 1977 and has now joined its twin, Voyager 1, to begin a new chapter of interstellar discovery Carolyn Porco, planetary scientist and lead of the NASA Cassini mission imaging team, probably said it best: Voyager 1 made us an…
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My precious… It’s always fun to browse through the raw image archive for any Mars mission. You see rocks, dust, more rocks and more dust, but then you see something strange, sitting atop the dirt that is like nothing you’ve seen before. Once, there was a…
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