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Apr 15 2016
23:39 UTC

Icy Hot: Europa's Frozen Crust Could Be Warmer Than We Thought

All the worlds may be┬ours┬except Europa but that only makes the ice-covered moon of Jupiter all the more intriguing. Beneath Europa's thin crust of ice lies a tantalizing global ocean of liquid water somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 kilometers deepwhich adds up to more liquid water than is on the entire surface of the Earth. Liquid water plus a heat source(s) to keep it liquid plus the organic compounds┬necessary for life and... well, you know where the thought process naturally┬goes

Posted by Universe Today

Apr 12 2016
02:44 UTC

Cassini data may help locate Planet Nine' and reveals methane fog on Titan

The Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn for many years now, studying the massive planet and its moons in unprecedented detail. Now, Cassini might be able to help shed light on another Solar System mystery: the possible existence of a ninth planet in the outer Solar System far past Pluto, or Planet Nine as it … Continue Reading →The post Cassini data may help locate ‘Planet Nine' and reveals methane fog on Titan appeared first on planetaria.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Apr 06 2016
23:29 UTC

Astronomy Cast Ep. 409: Spin in the Solar System

The Solar System is a spinny place. Everything's turning turning. But if you look closely, there are some pretty strange spins going on. Today we talk about how everything started turning, and the factors that still impact them today. Visit the Astronomy Cast Page to subscribe to the audio podcast! We record Astronomy Cast as […]The post Astronomy Cast Ep. 409: Spin in the Solar System appeared first on Universe Today.

Posted by Universe Today

Apr 01 2016
16:44 UTC

ALMA Captures Never-Before-Seen Details of Protoplanetary Disk

TW Hydrae is a special star. Located 175 light years from Earth in the constellation Hydra the Water Snake, it sits at┬the center of┬a dense disk of gas and dust that astronomers think resembles our solar system when it was just 10 million years old. The disk is incredibly clear in images made using the┬Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, which employs 66 radio telescopes sensitive to light just beyond that of infrared. ┬Spread across more than 9 miles (15 kilometer

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