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Herschel finds star possibly making planets past its prime

A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may in fact be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough to make even more planets than we have in our own solar system.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2013

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The tail of Venus

When the solar wind nearly breaks off, our neighbour's ionosphere expands into space.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2013

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Chameleon star baffles astronomers

Pulsars - tiny spinning stars, heavier than the sun and smaller than a city - have puzzled scientists since they were discovered in 1967. Now, new observations by an international team make these bizarre stars even more puzzling.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2013

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Asteroid with active past

While studying a meteorite from Vesta, geoscientists found evidence that planet-like dynamic processes also occurred in the asteroid. Simulations by scientist Gregor Golabek from ETH Zurich confirmed this assumption.

Posted: Jan 24th, 2013

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Revolutionary theory of dark matter

The universe abounds with dark matter. Nobody knows what it consists of. Physicists have now launched a very hard mathematical explanation that could solve the mystery once and for all.

Posted: Jan 24th, 2013

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