formation of the solar system

Meteor hunter finds 4 billion years old asteroid fragments


April 27th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, ... Read more...

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Earth’s birth: Inert gases provide clues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Inert gases trapped inside Earth's interior provide clues into the processes responsible for its birth and the evolution of oceans and atmosphere, a new study says."Our ... Read more...

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‘Missing’ element is clue to planet formation


February 25th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that early in the formation of the Earth, some forms of the element chromium separated and disappeared deep into the planet's core.The finding ... Read more...

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‘Asteroid’ found 100 years ago could be an extinct comet


December 24th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): New observations have suggested that an asteroid discovered more than 100 years ago may not be an asteroid at all, but an extinct comet that is coming back ... Read more...

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Scientists find comet that uses ‘dry ice as jet fuel’


November 11th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Experts at University of Maryland-led EPOXI mission found that Comet Hartley 2 uses dry ice as a 'jet fuel'.Images from the flyby show spectacular jets of gas and ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft takes look at comet from closest


November 5th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) NASA's Deep Impact craft flew within 435 miles (700 km) of comet Hartley 2 -- the closest ever any man-made object got to such a celestial body. The ... Read more...

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14 large space rocks found beyond Neptune


September 14th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): A team of astronomers have found a cache of 14 large space rocks beyond the orbit of Neptune while sifting through archival observations from the Hubble Space ... Read more...

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Boffins achieve greater precision in determining meteorites’ age


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have aged dated a group of meteorites with far greater precision than previously possible - by using a different type of radioactive dating on a particularly difficult ... Read more...

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Watch an asteroid eclipse a star over Europe


July 6th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) In a rare celestial event over Europe, skywatchers will be able to see an asteroid briefly block out the light from a star as it passes in front ... Read more...

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Planetary collision created Earth and Moon


June 8th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) The Earth and Moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus, research says. The research from the ... Read more...

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The Earth, moon were created much later than previously thought


June 8th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): The Earth and moon were thought to have been formed nearly 4,537 million years ago but new research suggests they were created much later.The Earth and Moon ... Read more...

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Water was present during Earth’s birth


May 14th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Volatile elements - most likely to include water - were present during the violent process of the Earth's birth between 30 and 100 million years after the solar ... Read more...

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Scientists make first measurement of age of cometary material


February 26th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): New research on comet Wild 2 indicates that inner solar system material was transported to the comet-forming region at least 1.7 million years after the formation of the ... Read more...

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Could our oceans have an extraterrestrial origin?


November 12th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Water did not originate on Earth as believed, but came into being from the turbulence caused by giant planets in the outer solar system, according to a new ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘ultra-primitive’ particles in comet dust


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): In a new study, samples of comet dust collected by high-flying aircraft in the upper atmosphere have yielded an unexpectedly rich trove of relicts from the ancient cosmos.The ... Read more...

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Vast oceans of liquid water in comets may have fuelled life on Earth


July 31st, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A new study has found that comets contained vast oceans of liquid water in their interiors during the first million years of their formation, which may have fuelled ... Read more...

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Did far-off comets with watery oceans harbour life?


July 31st, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Did far-off comets housing vast oceans of water during the first million years of formation harbour some kind of primitive life? The existence of water in comets bolsters ... Read more...

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Physicists find new explanation for solar system’s being


July 21st, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) A team of international astrophysicists has found a new explanation for the early composition of our solar system. The team has found that radioactive nuclei found in the ... Read more...

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Dying giant star may have fuelled life in our solar system


July 21st, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): In a new research, an international team of astrophysicists has found evidence that suggests life in our solar system may have been fuelled by a nearby dying giant ... Read more...

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Oldest zircon from lunar rock suggests molten moon solidified 90 million years after creation


January 27th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have found the oldest known zircon on Earth from a lunar rock sample, dating back to 4.42 billion years, which has helped pinpoint the age at ... Read more...

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Ancient meteorites magnetic fields contain records of early histories of planets


October 31st, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new research has determined that ancient meteorites that are among the oldest rocks ever found, still contain magnetic records about the very early history of planets.MIT ... Read more...

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Computer simulations show how special our solar system is


August 8th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study by Northwestern University astronomers has used computer simulations to show how special and unique our solar system is. Prevailing theoretical models attempting to explain the ... Read more...

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Genetic materials of starry origin: study


June 14th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) In a first, scientists have confirmed that an important component of early genetic material is extraterrestrial in origin. In a paper in the latest issue of the journal ... Read more...

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Earthlings may all be ETs after all


June 14th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Analysing the meteorite fragments that crashed in Australia in 1969, scientists have come to the conclusion that an important component of early genetic material might have originated ... Read more...

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Meteorite hit caused unusual rock formations in Britain


March 31st, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
London, March 31 (IANS) Unusual rock formations, long suspected to be an outcome of volcanic activity in the British Isles, were caused by a massive meteorite hit 1.2 billion years ago, spewing ... Read more...

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Interstellar space may be scattered with tiny whiskers of carbon


February 29th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Carnegie Institution, US, have discovered that interstellar space may be strewn with tiny whiskers of carbon, dimming the light of far-away objects, which may have ... Read more...

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First stage of planet formation took place 4568 million years ago


December 20th, 2007 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new research has dated the earliest step in the formation of the solar system when microscopic interstellar dust combined into mountain-sized chunks of rock to 4,568 million ... Read more...

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