chaotic solar system

Evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’ seen in Colorado rocks

First hard proof for a critical theory of how planets in our solar system behave in orbit Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary...
Counting Sharks

Counting Sharks

Many shark populations around the world are known to have declined over the past several decades, yet marine scientists lack important baseline information about...
NASA discovers seven earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star

NASA discovers seven earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in...
More gas-giants will be found orbiting Sun-like stars

More gas-giants will be found orbiting Sun-like stars

New planetary formation models from Carnegie's Alan Boss indicate that there may be an undiscovered population of gas giant planets orbiting around Sun-like stars...
Brightest neutron star yet has a multipolar magnetic field

Brightest neutron star yet has a multipolar magnetic field

Scientists have identified a neutron star that is consuming material so fast it emits more x-rays than any other. Its extreme brightness can only be...
How the Earth got its iron signature

How the Earth got its iron signature

Experiments call origin of Earth's iron into question New research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that the Earth's unique iron composition isn't...
NASA's Fermi finds possible dark matter ties in Andromeda galaxy

NASA’s Fermi finds possible dark matter ties in Andromeda galaxy

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that could indicate the presence of the...
Hibernation explained: do not disturb

Hibernation explained: do not disturb

Hibernation helps animals like bears, bats, and even frogs survive during lean times. But resting for months at a time also leaves them vulnerable. For...
Dating the Milky Way's disc

Dating the Milky Way’s disc

When a star like our sun gets to be very old, after another seven billion years or so, it will no longer be able...
Gorilla’s Y chromosome closer to a guy than a chimp

Gorilla’s Y chromosome closer to a guy than a chimp

Researchers have developed a new, less expensive, and faster method to determine the DNA sequence of the male-specific Y chromosome in the gorilla. Because the...

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