New(Not) Theory: how earth formed by Ethan Kwan

so, in the hunt for exoplanets, the biggest surprise is few of them look like the earth. https://giphy.com/explore/happy-earth the most common type of planet around other stars is what is known as “super-earth.” a super-earth is a planet i=with a crushing...

Timeline of Earth(oversimplified) (pt 1) By Ethan Kwan

4.6 bln years ago: Earth forms & starts as a clump of dust, that gets struck by lightning! turns into rock, clumps with other asteroids and becomes a big ball. 4.5 by ago: protoplanet Theia collides with earth, creates moon. 4.4 bya: first atmosphere forms, made...

Solar System Formation! By Ethan Kwan

so, around 4.5 billion years ago, a cloud, made up of hydrogen, collapsed, because of a supernova! it spun faster, and faster, and eventually, the center got so hot, that nuclear fusion started and the sun formed! around the sun, there was still a spinning disk. Over...

Hubble discovered water on an exoplanet by Ethan K

The Hubble space telescope has made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a planet 110 ly away orbiting in the habitable zone of a star 35% the size & luminosity of the sun. K2-28b, which is eight times the size of the Earth, is the first planet...