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Planet Nine: A world that shouldn't exist

Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in such a distant orbit.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016

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Planetary striptease

Astronomers show that the atmospheres of super-Earths are blown away by radiation from their host stars.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2016

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Cosmic rays: The key to galaxy formation?

Understanding the physics of galaxy formation is arguably among the greatest problems in modern astrophysics. A newly formed research group investigates the impact of cosmic rays on galaxy and cluster formation.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2016

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New, fast solar wind propulsion system Is aim of new study

Scientists are set to use computer models to investigate the results of experimental testing at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville to develop an engineering tool to design missions using a new type of long-distance space propulsion.

Posted: Apr 12th, 2016

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