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All About Space1 min lettiChemistry
What Is Metallic Hydrogen?
The estimated depth, in kilometres, of Jupiter’s metallic hydrogen layer. This is equivalent to about 24,850 miles. Helium stabilises the hydrogen molecules inside gas planets, delaying the onset of metallisation. In traditional models of gas planets
All About Space1 min lettiScience & Mathematics
How Microlensing Works
When a star passes in front of another object from our perspective, it amplifies the distant object’s light. A planet in orbit around a star acting as a foreground lens will give additional data, acting as a secondary lens. ■
All About Space1 min lettiPhysics
Why Do We Think There Are Planets In Other Galaxies?
We used to think that we were at the centre of everything. That the Sun, planets and stars all rotated around the Earth. The Copernican revolution changed all that, relegating us to just another planet orbiting the Sun. We realised that the stars wer