Planetary Formation

Featured Images

Depiction of National Ignition Facility probing the interior of a giant planet
Into Darkness Monday, February 2, 2015
Artist's concept of a range of recently discovered exoplanets
Planet Hunting Monday, April 28, 2014
Dusty Vega system
Dust Trap Friday, June 14, 2013
Infrared image of the star Fomalhaut (center) and surround debris ring
Messy Building Zone Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Artist's concept of a free-floating planet in the Milky Way galaxy
Free Agent Thursday, May 19, 2011
Artist's concept of a protoplanetary disk with wide gaps
Planet Nursery Monday, October 4, 2010

Radio Programs

Moon and Jupiter “Warping” the heart of a planet Monday, February 2, 2015
Binary Planets Two planets for the price of one Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Hailstorm The inner planets take a beating Monday, December 29, 2014
More Rigel Clearing space around a giant star Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Winter Solstice Tilting back for the start of winter Sunday, December 21, 2014
Distant Planets IV Young planets on the move Thursday, May 1, 2014
Distant Planets III A giant planet near the head of the water snake Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In-Between Planets Super-Earths and mini-Neptunes Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Dawn Planets Siblings with no family resemblance Sunday, November 24, 2013
Moon and Jupiter The king of the Olympics Thursday, October 24, 2013
More Moon and Planets Putting a new spin on the evening star Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Solar Twins II Hunting for worlds like Earth Sunday, June 2, 2013
Lots of Planets Strength of discovery in numbers Saturday, March 9, 2013
Mercury in the Evening A visit from a reticent planet Saturday, February 16, 2013
Water Worlds Filling oceans on distant worlds Monday, September 24, 2012
More Fomalhaut Cometary chaos around a young star Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Hot Jupiters Clearing out a star system Saturday, September 15, 2012
Gamma Cephei III Keeping a planet on the table Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Dawn A witness to the dawn of the solar system Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Snow Line A solar system’s best spot for skiing Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Evening Mercury Rethinking the birth of a planet Monday, March 5, 2012
More Moon and Jupiter Jumpin' Jupiter! Saturday, August 20, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Young, vigorous star systems Friday, August 19, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Saving four big moons Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Protoplanetary Disks III Looking into a young star system Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Protoplanetary Disks II Giving birth to planets Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Moon and Jupiter Inflating a giant planet Thursday, August 26, 2010
Building Solar Systems III Getting pushed out of the zone Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Building Solar Systems II Rivalry among planetary siblings Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Building Solar Systems Two ways to make giant planets Monday, August 23, 2010
Family Reunion A family reunion in the evening sky Sunday, August 1, 2010
Moon and Venus Venus's on-again, off-again moon Monday, June 14, 2010
Uranus II Shining light on a planet's cool interior Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Comets Taking a census of the solar system Monday, May 10, 2010
Orion Planets A hostile location for new planets Tuesday, February 9, 2010


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