Warm Jupiters Not As Lonely As Expected
Source: UToronto Posted: 7/21/16 Astronomers have given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called “Warm Jupiters”, showing that many have unexpected planetary companions.
Opal Discovered In Antarctic Meteorite
Source: NAM Posted: 6/28/16 Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids early in the history of the solar system.
Glowing Jupiter Awaits Juno’s Arrival
Source: NAM Posted: 6/27/16 Stunning new images of Jupiter at thermal infrared wavelengths give a glowing view of Juno’s target, a week ahead of the NASA mission’s arrival at the giant planet.
Pluto’s ‘heart’ renews itself
Source: WISTL Posted: 6/14/16 Like a cosmic lava lamp, a large section of Pluto’s icy surface is renewed by a process called convection that replace older ices with fresher material.