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Scientists predict that rocky planets formed from ‘pebbles’ | Astronomy Now
Southwest Research Institute scientists developed a new process in planetary formation modelling that explains the size and mass difference
NASA’s New Horizons team selects potential Kuiper Belt flyby target | As...
Path of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft toward its next potential target, the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) 2014 MU69, nicknamed “PT1” (for “Poten
Elegant spiral galaxy hides a hungry monster | Astronomy Now
This Hubble image depicts barred-spiral NGC 4639, a galaxy 70 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo and part of the Virgo Clus
Magnetic fields likely protect Earth-like planets around small stars | A...
Earth-like planets orbiting close to small stars probably have magnetic fields that protect them from stellar radiation and help maintain su
Hubble’s new view of the Butterfly Nebula | Astronomy Now
Known variously as the Butterfly Nebula, Minkowski's Butterfly, the Twin Jet Nebula, or PN M2-9, this is a striking example of a bipolar pla
Small alien world most Jupiter-like planet ever seen
Astronomers have detected the smallest and most solar system-like planet ever directly imaged around another star.
Blue aurorae in Mars’ sky visible to the naked eye | Astronomy Now
Visible Martian aurorae seemed possible after the SPICAM imaging instrument on-board the ESA satellite Mars Express spotted aurorae from spa
Kepler finds tenth transiting ‘Tatooine’ exoplanet | Astronomy Now
An artist's impression of the newly discovered body known as Kepler-453 b (right) that orbits a pair of suns, hence it is a “circumbinary” p
Pulsar punches hole in stellar disc | Astronomy Now
Evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests that a clump of stellar material has been jettisoned away from a double star system
New study favours cold, icy — not warm, wet — early Mars | Astronomy Now
For decades, researchers have debated the climate history of Mars and how the planet's early climate led to the many water-carved channels s
The origins of an emerging bipolar planetary nebula revealed | Astronomy...
Some of the sharpest images ever made with ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed for the first time what appears to be an ageing star in