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Survey of More Than 800 Planet-Forming Disks Reveals a Planetary Evolution Surprise

Survey of More Than 800 Planet-Forming Disks Reveals a Planetary Evolution Surprise

Is our Solar System comparable to other solar systems? What do other systems look like? We know from exoplanet studies that many other systems have hot Jupiters, massive gas giants that orbit extremely close to their stars. Is that normal, and our Solar System is the outlier?   One way of addressing these questions is …

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity recovering from communications blackout spawned by dust

Mars helicopter Ingenuity recovering from communications blackout spawned by dust

Ingenuity appears to be in recovery from a communications glitch on Mars. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) reestablished contact with the miniature Mars chopper Thursday (May 5) after it missed a scheduled call-in about two days before, the agency reported Friday (May 6). Engineers suggest that the helicopter may have entered a low power state due …

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