astrophysics

18-Hour Year Planet on Edge of Destruction

by University of Warwick
Astronomers from the University of Warwick have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours, the shortest orbital period ever observed for a planet of its type

Taking the Temperature of Dark Matter

by University of California - Davis

The standard model for dark matter is that it is 'cold,' meaning that the particles move slowly compared to the speed of light

Scientists Find Iron 'Snow' in Earth's Core

by University of Texas at Austin

The image may sound like an alien winter wonderland, but the scientists who led the research said it is akin to how rocks form inside volcanoes

Water Common—yet Scarce—in Exoplanets

by University of Cambridge

Researchers found that while water vapor is common in the atmospheres of many exoplanets, the amounts were surprisingly lower than expected