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Laboratory analysis of meteorites have shown evidence that asteroids migrated towards the asteroid belt from the outer solar system

The research team succeeded in determining where asteroids formed based on the amounts of dry ice inferred from carbonate minerals in meteorites.

1 Jul 2019 Nature Astronomy

Tokyo Tech-led study shows how icy outer solar system satellites may have formed

Tokyo Tech-led study shows how icy outer solar system satellites may have formed Scientists use sophisticated computer simulations and observations of Trans-Neptunian Objects to understand the formation of the solar system.

24 Jun 2019 Nature Astronomy

Researchers discover that a giant smash of galaxy clusters forms bar structure in spiral galaxies

24 Jun 2019 Nature Astronomy

Galaxy clusters caught in a first kiss

For the first time, astronomers have found two giant clusters of galaxies that are just about to collide.

24 Jun 2019 Nature Astronomy

Smash and Grab: A heavyweight stellar champion for dying stars

The PNe has emerged from a star born with 5.5 times the mass of our Sun.

24 Jun 2019 Nature Astronomy

Experiments with salt-tolerant bacteria in brine have implications for life on Mars

The likelihood is high that at times surface salts may be able to attract sufficient water to form brines that can support microbial growth.

21 Jun 2019 ASM Microbe 2019

Meteors help Martian clouds form

How did the Red Planet get all of its clouds? CU Boulder researchers may have discovered the secret: just add meteors.

17 Jun 2019 Nature Geoscience

Magnetic field morphology in interstellar clouds with the velocity gradient technique

11 Jun 2019 Nature Astronomy

Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Using a combination of field observations, the distribution of broken rock fragments known as basement clasts and the alignment of magnetic particles, the team was able to gauge the direction the meteorite material took at several locations, and plotted the likely source of the crater.

10 Jun 2019 Journal of the Geological Society

A Pair of Fledgling Planets Directly Seen Growing Around a Young Star

While over a dozen exoplanets have been directly imaged, this is only the second multi-planet system to be photographed.

3 Jun 2019 Nature Astronomy

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