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Disputes in astronomy don't exist only in ancient history.
A team of scientists used observations of the system 16 Cygni to discover evidence of how giant planets like Jupiter form.
The map uses data from the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), a nine-band visual and infrared camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Researchers can now re-create and accurately measure material properties that control how these planets evolve over time.
New images obtained by Rosetta confirm Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s peculiar two-part shape.
If Vesta has less of an olivine-rich mantle and more of a pyroxene-rich crust, then the proportion of materials making up Vesta, and probably Earth and other telluric planets, is different from what was previously expected.
Researchers have concluded that hours before its perihelion passage, ISON stopped emitting dust and gas into space.
Iron meteorites dominate the small number of space rocks found on the Red Planet.
Previous experiments led astronomers to expect hydrogen molecules in 10 of the 90 young galaxies observed, but they found just one case.
The outburst validates ideas about a recently identified class of gamma-ray burst and serves as a stand-in for what future observatories may see as the last acts of the first stars.
Mars has water vapor and plenty of frozen water, but the presence of liquid water on the neighboring planet has not been confirmed.
Astronomers are using a new technique called gyrochronology for measuring the age of 22 Sun-like stars using their spins.
The finding by a team of astronomers marks the first time that a so-called “fast radio burst” has been detected using an instrument other than the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
The unique structure of the star spiral may yield new insights into the formation of stellar superclusters that result from merging galaxies and gas dynamics.
Finding and studying carbon monoxide in more galaxies will tell astronomers even more about how stars formed in the early days of the universe and help solve the mystery of far-away “red and dead” galaxies.
For the first time, scientists show that a supernova explosion, a cosmic dust factory, makes its grains in a two-stage process, starting soon after the explosion but continuing for years afterward.
A team of astronomers has used extensive new observations to create the first high-resolution 3-D model of the expanding cloud produced by Eta Carinae in the 19th century.
Scientists say processes that shaped the ridges and troughs on the surface of Ganymede are likely similar to tectonic processes seen on Earth.
An observatory found a “hotspot” near the Big Dipper that emits a disproportionate number of highest-energy cosmic rays.
Astronomers find supermassive black hole blasting molecular gas at 600,000 miles per hour from a galaxy
A study provides the first direct evidence that black holes’ energetic jets of electrons that are moving at close to the speed of light accelerate molecular outflows.