Physical Sciences February 2024

    Articles on models of planet formation, Earth-like planets, crisis in the cosmos





  • An heavy planet contradicts current models of planet formation

    A planet of at least 13 Earth masses, almost the mass of Neptune, orbits an ultracold dwarf star located about 51 light years from Earth. This discovery contradicts current models of planet formation.



    More Earth-like planets than initially envisaged

    In the protoplanetary disk XUE 1, located in the star cluster Pismis 24, at a distance of about 5,500 light years from Earth, astronomers have identified traces of water, silicate dust and other molecules in an intense ultraviolet environment. Earth-like planets could therefore emerge in a wider range of cosmic environments than initially envisaged.



    A possible crisis in the cosmos

    The universe began with a not entirely uniform density and gravity, according to general relativity, amplified these variations to create the enormous variations we observe today in the form clusters and superclusters of galaxies. But the suppression of growth in the so-called large-scale structure is happening later than expected. A theory of gravity other than general relativity could be at play, radically moving us away from the Standard Model, which could force us to change the way we think about the elementary components of the universe, perhaps even the nature of space and space-time.



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