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December 10, 2017
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Our Solar System’s “shocking” origin

Washington, DC— According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System’s formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova. The shock wave injected material from the exploding star into a neighboring cloud of dust and gas, causing it … Continue reading

November 11, 2016
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A better way to learn if alien planets have the right stuff

A new method for analyzing the chemical composition of stars may help scientists winnow the search for Earth 2.0. Yale University researchers Debra Fischer and John Michael Brewer, in a new study that will appear in the Astrophysical Journal, describe … Continue reading

November 13, 2015
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Our turbulent sun

UD physicist helps explain characteristics of swirling solar wind Just a few hundred yards from the house where Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) lived in Arcetri for the last nine years of his life, the University of Delaware’s William Matthaeus … Continue reading

February 15, 2015
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New Study Finds Oceans Arrived Early to Earth

Earth is known as the Blue Planet because of its oceans, which cover more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface and are home to the world’s greatest diversity of life. While water is essential for life on the planet, … Continue reading

November 22, 2014
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Questions for Peter Schultz: What can we learn by landing on a comet?

Brown geoscientist Peter Schultz, a veteran of three NASA missions to comets and asteroids, talks about the European Space Agency’s mission to land on a comet and what the scientific community hopes to learn about these orbiting bodies. PROVIDENCE, R.I. … Continue reading

November 7, 2014
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Mysteries of Space Dust Revealed

Berkeley Lab researchers help give a first look at suspected extra-solar particles. The first analysis of space dust collected by a special collector onboard NASA’s Stardust mission and sent back to Earth for study in 2006 suggests the tiny specks, … Continue reading