mrt 302013
Saturn's Moons and Rings are like Gently Worn Vintage Goods

  A new analysis of data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggests that Saturn’s moons and rings are gently worn vintage goods from around the time of our Solar System’s birth. Saturn, the second largest planet in the Solar System, has a prominent ring system and at least 62 moons. This does not include the hundreds of [continue reading]

okt 052012
Chemistry of Protoplanetary Disks Can Now Be Studied

  According to the nebular hypothesis, star formation produces a gaseous protoplanetary disk around it, providing the environment and material for planet formation. Studying these systems can generate information regarding how and when planets formed, and is a hot topic in astrophysics. Artist impression of the Solar System. Image Credit: ESA Until recently, in depth [continue reading]