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Star tours
Astronomers have a new tool in their search for extraterrestrial life -- a sophisticated bot that helps identify stars hosting planets similar to Jupiter and Saturn. (2019-06-25)
Astronomers see 'warm' glow of Uranus's rings
Two telescopes have measured the faint heat from the main, or epsilon ring, of Uranus, enabling astronomers for the first time to determine its temperature: a cool 77 Kelvin. (2019-06-20)
UCF is part of NASA Cassini mission that reveals new details about Saturn's rings
In a new paper that appeared in Science on Friday and includes two University of Central Florida co-authors, researchers are offering glimpses into the nature and composition of Saturn's legendary rings by using data from some of the closest observations ever made of the main rings. (2019-06-17)
Saturn's moon Mimas, a snowplough in the planet's rings
The Solar System's second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings. (2019-06-11)
Exomoons may be home to extra-terrestrial life
Computer simulations were run to calculate whether a moon orbiting outside the ring system of J1407b caused gaps. (2019-06-04)
Meteor magnets in outer space
A UC Riverside-led team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that could reveal whether life is likely on the smaller planets in other solar systems. (2019-05-24)
Deep learning takes Saturn by storm
A 'deep learning' approach to detecting storms on Saturn is set to transform our understanding of planetary atmospheres, according to UCL and University of Arizona researchers. (2019-04-29)
Giant planets and big data: What deep learning reveals about Saturn's storms
A deep learning approach to detecting storms on Saturn shows the vast regions affected by storms and that dark storm clouds contain material swept up from the lower atmosphere. (2019-04-29)
Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system
The SDSU-led research has been published in the Astronomical Journal. (2019-04-16)
Are brown dwarfs failed stars or super-planets?
Brown dwarfs fill the 'gap' between stars and the much smaller planets. (2019-04-09)
Close Cassini flybys of Saturn's ring moons
The properties of five small moons located close to Saturn's rings have been illuminated, thanks to data from the Cassini spacecraft's final orbits. (2019-03-28)
Data flows from NASA's TESS Mission, leads to discovery of Saturn-sized planet
Astronomers who study stars have contributed to the analysis of a planet discovered by NASA's new TESS Mission. (2019-03-27)
Jupiter's unknown journey revealed
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700 000 years. (2019-03-22)
Carbonaceous chondrites provide clues about the delivery of water to Earth
An international study led by researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya has discovered that carbonaceous chondrites, a class of meteorites, incorporated hydrated minerals along with organic material from the protoplanetary disk before the formation of planets. (2019-02-14)
SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere
A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. (2019-01-23)
Where is Earth's submoon?
Juna Kollmeier and Sean Raymond kicked off an internet firestorm late last year when they posted a draft of their article about submoons on a preprint server. (2019-01-23)
Waves in Saturn's rings give precise measurement of planet's rotation rate
Saturn's distinctive rings were observed in unprecedented detail by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and scientists have now used those observations to probe the interior of the giant planet and obtain the first precise determination of its rotation rate. (2019-01-18)
Measurements of Saturn's gravitational field show its rings are younger than the planet
Using data from the Cassini spacecraft's final orbits, scientists report new measurements of the gravitational field around Saturn and its rings, which allowed them to constrain its internal structure, the depth of its winds, and the mass and age of its rings. (2019-01-17)
Saturn hasn't always had rings
In its last days, the Cassini spacecraft looped between Saturn and its rings so that Earth-based radio telescopes could track the gravitational tug of each. (2019-01-17)
Nature's magnifying glass reveals unexpected intermediate mass exoplanets
Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. (2019-01-08)
Research finds rings of Saturn are dying
New research shows Saturn's rings are dying at a worst-case-scenario rate. (2018-12-18)
NASA research reveals Saturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate
New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 and 2 observations made decades ago. (2018-12-17)
A new way to create Saturn's radiation belts
A team of international scientists from BAS, University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet Saturn. (2018-11-29)
Odd bodies, rapid spins keep cosmic rings close
Forget those shepherding moons. Gravity and the odd shapes of asteroid Chariklo and dwarf planet Haumea -- small objects deep in our solar system -- can be credited for forming and maintaining their own rings, according new research in Nature Astronomy. (2018-11-19)
A stellar achievement: Magnetized space winds in the laboratory
New insights have been gained about stellar winds, streams of high-speed charged particles called plasma that blow through interstellar space. (2018-11-05)
Scientific research will help to understand the origin of life in the universe
Scientists from Samara University and several universities in the USA have proposed and experimentally confirmed new fundamental chemical mechanisms for the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). (2018-10-18)
Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form
Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system. (2018-10-15)
Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet
Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. (2018-10-11)
Latest insights into Saturn's weird magnetic field only make things weirder
Some of the last data from the Cassini mission reveals more structure in Saturn's magnetic field, but still no answer as to how it formed. (2018-10-04)
In its final days, Cassini bathed in 'ring rain'
Nearly one year after Cassini burned up in Saturn's atmosphere, scientists report that the spacecraft successfully collected 2,700 bits of dust from the planet's rings. (2018-10-04)
By Jove! Methane's effects on sunlight vary by region
Solar energy absorption by methane is 10 times stronger over desert regions such as the Sahara Desert and Arabian Peninsula than elsewhere on Earth, and nearly three times more powerful in the presence of clouds. (2018-09-26)
New family photos of Mars and Saturn from Hubble
In summer 2018 the planets Mars and Saturn are, one after the other, in opposition to Earth. (2018-07-26)
Researchers unravel more mysteries of metallic hydrogen
Liquid metallic hydrogen is not present naturally on Earth and has only been created in a handful of places, including the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics. (2018-07-23)
SwRI scientists find evidence of complex organic molecules from Enceladus
Using mass spectrometry data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists found that large, carbon-rich organic molecules are ejected from cracks in the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus. (2018-06-27)
Distant moons may harbor life
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Southern Queensland have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life. (2018-06-14)
Nano-saturn
Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system and has a characteristic ring. (2018-06-08)
Study co-authored by UCLA scientists shows evidence of water vapor plumes on Jupiter moon
A combination of new modeling techniques and data from the Galileo spacecraft's flyby of Jupiter's icy moon Europa back in 1997 have revealed additional evidence of eruptions of water vapor, or plumes, venting from the moon. (2018-05-17)
Astronomers find exoplanet atmosphere free of clouds
Scientists have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds, marking a pivotal breakthrough in the quest for greater understanding of the planets beyond our solar system. (2018-05-07)
An OU study explains why Mars growth stunted by early giant planetary instability
An OU astrophysics team explains why the growth of Mars was stunted by an orbital instability among the outer solar system's giant planets in a new study on the evolution of the young solar system. (2018-05-04)
Helium detected in exoplanet atmosphere for the first time
Astronomers have detected helium in the atmosphere of a planet that orbits a star far beyond our solar system for the very first time. (2018-05-02)
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