solar system

INOVE Solar System Wallpaper is Out of This World

INOVE Solar System Wallpaper is Out of This World

If you are interested in learning about our solar system and fancy aesthetics, this interactive wallpaper is for you! The folks at INOVE, who specialize in the creation of visualization projects and websites, did a phenomenal job in creating this captivating piece of ...

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TFOT Site of the week: Space.com

TFOT Site of the week: Space.com

While Space.com is a part of the larger brand Tech Media Network, it seems a universe apart. Not only is the content very informative, it is also presented in a way that is very easy on the eyes. Space.com covers ...

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Brown Dwarf Found Orbiting a Young Sun-Like Star

Brown Dwarf Found Orbiting a Young Sun-Like Star

An international team of astronomers has recently captured the image of a new star, a very young brown dwarf. They discovered a unique, rare phenomenon: the proximity between the brown dwarf and its enormous stellar companion is as close as ...

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Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Las Alamos, New Mexico have discovered a ribbon of solar material collected at the very edge of the solar system. The High Energy Neutral Atom Imager on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has ...

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Herschel Crater on Mimas of Saturn

Herschel Crater on Mimas of Saturn

Mimas, one of the smaller round moons of Saturn, sports Herschel crater, one of the larger impact craters in the entire Solar System. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn took the above image of Herschel crater in unprecedented detail ...

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Unraveling Saturn Rings

Unraveling Saturn Rings

In this simulated image of Saturn’s rings, color is used to represent information about ring particle sizes in different regions based on the measured effects of three radio signals. Three simultaneous radio signals of 0.94, 3.6 and 13 centimeter wavelength ...

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New Method for Discovering Extrasolar Planets

New Method for Discovering Extrasolar Planets

Researchers at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias in Tenerife have captured spectroscopic information from light passing through the Earth’s atmosphere during a lunar eclipse that could greatly enhance our ability to discover extrasolar planets. This so-called “transmission spectrum analysis” ...

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Ulysses’ Farewell

Ulysses’ Farewell

The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA have shut down Ulysses, one of the longest serving solar orbiters in history. Ulysses was the pioneer spacecraft to chart the space area above and below the poles of the Sun. Clocking in ...

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Dark Matter Structures in the Milky Way Resolved

Dark Matter Structures in the Milky Way Resolved

Cosmologists from the US and Switzerland were able to resolve dark matter structures in the Milky Way. Using a computer simulation, the team was able to detect dark matter sub-halos and streams contained within the dark matter halo engulfing our ...

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New Study Shows Solar System is Unique

New Study Shows Solar System is Unique

Research conducted by a team of North American scientists recently claimed that our solar system is special, contrary to the accepted theory that it is an average planetary system. Using computer simulations to follow the development of planets, it was ...

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