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Searching for Signs of Plate Tectonics in Polluted White Dwarfs
Joseph O'Rourke Joseph O'Rourke 2 days ago

Astronomers hope to get lucky and discover the first evidence of plate tectonics on a planet besides… Read More

 
Can Icelines Explain Uranus and Neptune?
Nick Ballering Nick Ballering 4 days ago

A new hypothesis posits that the ice giant planets formed between the CO and N2 icelines in the Sola… Read More

 
Star Formation on a String
Korey Haynes Korey Haynes 7 days ago

What's causing the "beads on a string" pattern of star formation around this interacting galaxy pair… Read More

 
How does structure grow? Understanding the Meszaros effect
Zachary Slepian Zachary Slepian 1 week ago

Explore an astrophysical classic describing the effect of the Universe's expansion on the seeds of g… Read More

 
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