Monday, July 4, 2022

Solar system

Fastest Orbiting Asteroid Discovered

The fastest Orbiting Asteroid Discovered at NOIRLab’s CTIO is About a kilometer across, space rock 2021 PH27 is the Sun’s nearest neighbor.

Investigating the dynamics of the early solar system

Scientists can deduce the probable events that affected the object and reconstruct a time-lapse.

Two huge red objects discovered in the Asteroid belt

They Shouldn’t Be There.

First evidence of water vapour at Jupiter’s moon Ganymede

Astronomers have used archival datasets from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to reveal the first evidence for water vapour in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s...

A 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite could reveal the origins of life on Earth

The small meteorite in the UK comes from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Phosphine on Venus points to volcanic activity on Venus

It’s telling us about the geology of Venus.

The mystery of Jupiter’s X-ray auroras finally solved

A decades-old mystery as to how Jupiter produces a spectacular burst of X-rays every few minutes.

A map of interstellar grains in the Milky Way

They could, for the first time, explore the properties of the dust in central regions of the Galaxy.

Mystery solved: Why Mercury has a big iron core?

Proximity to the sun’s magnetic field influenced Mercury’s hefty iron core.

Giant comet found in the outer solar system

Estimated to be 100–200 kilometers across, the unusual wandering body will make its closest approach to the Sun in 2031.

Two groups of Trans-Neptunian Objects have very different orbital patterns

Data collected can be used to provide new insights into the evolution of the Kuiper Belt, and the larger solar system.

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