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Does wandering Jupiter account for our strange solar system?

Jupiter may have swept through the ... Laughlin said: Now that we can look at our own solar system in the context of all these other planetary systems, one of the most interesting features is the abse... read more

Wandering Jupiter accounts for our unusual solar system

This snapshot from a new simulation by Caltech and UC Santa Cruz researchers depicts a time early in the solar system's history when Jupiter likely made a grand inward migration (here, Jupiter's orbit ... read more

Bizarre “rogue planet” found lurking in Earth’s galactic neighborhood

It’s more than 12 times the size of the biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, has a magnetic field 200 times ... which opened the door to the revelation that this cold, wandering sphere may, in ... read more

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This Solar System Catalogue Could Be Key To Finding An Earth-Like Exoplanet

With this data, astronomers might guess whether an exoplanet is Earth-like, Mars-like, Jupiter-like ... we know about our own Solar System,” said Kaltenegger. “We have gas giants, the rocky planets, a... read more

This Mammoth Rogue Planet Has Some Serious Magnetism

For comparison, the hottest planet in our solar system ... Jupiter’s, which means SIMP may have a moon. To recap: SIMP seems to be a massive and magnetic exoplanet without a star that may have a moon ... read more

Cigar-shaped asteroid found to be interstellar, unlike bodies in our solar system

While its elongated shape is quite surprising, and unlike asteroids seen in our solar system, scientists believe that it may provide new clues about how other solar systems formed. The findings sugges... read more

Meet 'Oumuamua, the first-ever asteroid from another solar system spotted by astronomers

The interstellar asteroid, named 'Oumuamua, or Hawaiian for messenger, is believed to have been wandering through ... started observing its unusual path. "Its orbit shape means it is not gravitational... read more

What we know about Jupiter

That is the planet Jupiter, shining with an intense and steady glow. Jupiter's brightness in the night sky is due to its enormous size. It is by far the biggest planet of the solar system ... very int... read more

‘Rogue Planets’ Are Roaming Our Galaxy

We live in an era when it is not unusual ... our expectations from planet formation theories." That is great news for anyone who fears unexpected collisions between Earth and unmoored gas giants like ... read more

ASU astrophysicist helps discover that ultrahot planets have starlike atmospheres

Recent observations by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes of ultrahot Jupiter-like planets have perplexed theorists ... Among the growing catalogue of planets outside our solar system — known ... read more

The galaxy may swarm with billions of wandering planets

So that leaves them forming in solar systems like our planets did ... will be tossed out of the system entirely. It’s those last that are so interesting. If the inward-moving planet is, say, five time... read more

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