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…Data System with a Central Node located at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a set of Discipline Nodes at other sites. The Center housed that part of the Geosciences Node

3Q: A bold mission to touch the sun

On Sunday, NASA launched a bold mission to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere, with a spacecraft named the Parker Solar Probe, after solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker….

A far-off solar system

the orbits of other far-off solar systems. “We’ve been hungry for one like this, where it’s not exactly like the solar system, but at least it’s more normal, where the…

Paleomagnetic evidence for an outer solar system meteorite (speaker: James Bryson, University of Cambridge)

crucial role in shaping the present-day architecture of our solar system as well as possibly those of exoplanetary systems. Within our own solar system, these planetary migrations have been proposed…

Scientists detect comets outside our solar system

Scientists from MIT and other institutions, working closely with amateur astronomers, have spotted the dusty tails of six exocomets — comets outside our solar system — orbiting a faint star…

Forming Planetary Systems: A Comparative Study Between the Solar System and the Kepler Population (speaker: Ari Silburt, University of Toronto)

…extra-solar systems and compare them to the Solar System. Such a comparison reveals that certain aspects of the Kepler population are different from our Solar System while others are similar….

Searching for solar systems like our own

Josh Winn is the Class of 1942 Career Development Associate Professor of Physics at MIT Photo: M. Scott Brauer The solar system’s configuration is learned in grade school, and forever…

CANCELED–Solar Observing

…the Sun, so please come join us astronomers to take a safe look at the closest star in the sky and get a better appreciation of our Solar System‘s own…

Getting Up Close and Personal with an Earth-Sized Exoplanet

…be crucial to the quest to understand worlds in other solar systems. The participants were: Zachory Berta-Thompson – is a Torres Fellow for Exoplanetary Research at the Massachusetts Institute of…

Circular orbits identified for small exoplanets

Viewed from above, our solar system’s planetary orbits around the sun resemble rings around a bulls-eye. Each planet, including Earth, keeps to a roughly circular path, always maintaining the same…