Uranus spins on its side, and its five main moons have a unique composition and mass distribution. Ever wondered why? Today’s paper offers an explanation.
Did ‘Oumuamua originate in a nearby Giant Molecular Cloud? Today’s authors continue the debate surrounding the mysterious origins of our first interstellar visitor!
Planetary scientists discover new potential locations of water ice on Mercury, significantly increasing the estimated amount of ice on the planet.
The rocks explored by the Curiosity Rover in Gale Crater are sure signs of the past presence of water on the red planet, but how did they form? The prevailing view has been a long-lasting lake environment, potentially suitable for life, but today’s paper offers a much more dramatic explanation.
Where do interstellar objects come from? And how many should we expect to find every year?
We know that a cluster can be a dangerous place for a young star trying to form some new planets. Radiation and winds from massive stars can evaporate the planetary disc, and the gravitational pull from fly-bys of other stars can disrupt the disc and drag the planet-forming material away.