NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a sun-like star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets."We are watching rocky planet formation happen right in front of us," said George Rieke, a University of Arizona co-author of the new study. "This is a unique chance to study this process in near real-time."
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NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a sun-like star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.
"We are watching rocky planet formation happen right in front of us," said George Rieke, a University of Arizona co-author of the new study. "This is a unique chance to study this process in near real-time."

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artist concept credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A telescope on Earth has spotted huge storms on the planet Uranus
Astronomers using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii have recently seen a number of storms develop on the planet. The new storm is reminiscent of a feature known as the Berg (named because the storm looked like an iceberg sloughing off an ice shelf), which disappeared in 2009, but could even have dated back to NASA’s Voyager probe’s flyby of the planet in 1986.

A telescope on Earth has spotted huge storms on the planet Uranus

Astronomers using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii have recently seen a number of storms develop on the planet. The new storm is reminiscent of a feature known as the Berg (named because the storm looked like an iceberg sloughing off an ice shelf), which disappeared in 2009, but could even have dated back to NASA’s Voyager probe’s flyby of the planet in 1986.

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