planetary

Dreamy, Young Stars

Dreamy, Young Stars

The Orion Nebula is a ‘happening’ place where stars are born and this colony of hot, young stars is stirring up the cosmic scene in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The young stars dip and peak in brightness; ...

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Water Formation on Habitable Planets

Water Formation on Habitable Planets

Scientists at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan are exploring the origins of water on habitable planets. According to their research, water vapor forms spontaneously in regions of solar systems capable of supporting life. This water forms a ...

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Supercomputer Models Earth’s Early Interior

Supercomputer Models Earth’s Early Interior

Researchers at the University of California at Davis are modeling the early interior of the Earth using supercomputers. These models show the distribution of four different types of iron at the point when magma crystallized into its solid form 4.5 ...

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