Rogue Planets Found Near Milky Way’s Core

Rogue Planets Found Near Milky Way’s Core

Using data collected by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, scientists have found four free-floating, or rogue, planets near the core of the Milky Way. These planets formed in discs in other planetary systems and were thrown out by gravitational interactions with larger planets. Plus, the early solar system, including ancient Earth, Jupiter’s chemistry, and Mercury’s core.

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2021: A Look Ahead at the Night Sky, Space Flight, and Science

2021: A Look Ahead at the Night Sky, Space Flight, and Science

We’re going to kick off the year with a look at upcoming night sky events, as well as scheduled spacecraft milestones and exciting space flights. Expect to hear about planets, eclipses, space tourism, crewed space missions, and a new ground-based telescope getting ready to go online. This year sounds potentially exciting in a bunch of good ways!

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