jun 302012
 
Confirmed: Titan has a Subsurface Ocean!

  Nothing like it has been seen before beyond our own planet: large tides have been found on Saturn’s moon Titan that point to a liquid ocean – most likely water – swirling around below the surface. A possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, which includes a global subsurface ocean beneath an icy [continue reading]

mei 082012
 
Why all the hot Jupiters are so lonely

  “Hot Jupiter-type” planets are most likely to be alone in their systems, according to research by a University of Florida astronomer and others. An artists rendering of a hot Jupiter Credit: ESA – C. Carreau This research used information gathered by NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler mission, which uses a 1-meter space telescope to stare constantly at [continue reading]