Why is Mars so small?

Why is Mars so small?

J’onn J’onzz needs astronomers’ help figuring out why his home planet of Mars is smaller (and hence, less habitable) than the Earth. He already asked the rest of the Justice League, but they could not solve the problem. Can Drążkowska et al. save the day?

Further constraints on how to form planets

Further constraints on how to form planets

Observing protoplanetary disks with ALMA yields astonishing information about structures in disks. Today’s astrobite presents and discusses a thrilling disk with an inner dust cavity, as well as gaps and rings. Moreover the gaseous disk extends to much larger radii in gas than the dusty disk and may possibly be evidence for radial drift and effects of planet formation.