We know a whole lot about the Earth, except for how it actually formed. Read on the hear the latest research of the mechanisms responsible for forming rocky planets like the Earth!
Simulations of planet formation around binary stars compare coplanar vs perpendicular orbits.
Could Venus have ever boasted the expansive oceans we find on Earth today? Find out by reading today’s bite about planetary scientists that modeled Venus’s atmosphere!
Take a bite out of today’s post, where the authors explore the occurrence rate of planetary ingestion in wide binary stellar systems. Turns out that about a fourth of Sun-like stars in wide binaries may ingest their planetary companions. Yum!
When planets form, where should they move? Towards their host star? In the other direction? The authors of today’s paper show that this is not obvious!
Some things are really hard to observe, but we still can study them using computer simulations! Today’s paper will show you how people study planets-driven spiral arms!