EDP Sciences

2013 Press releases

A&A Press Release - No evidence of planetary influence on solar activity

Based on the article “No evidence of planetary influence on solar activity”, by R. Cameron & M. Schüssler
Published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2013, 557, A83

In 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics published a statistical study of the isotopic records of solar activity, in which Abreu et al. claimed that there is evidence of planetary influence on solar activity. A&A is publishing a new analysis of these isotopic data by Cameron and Schüssler. It corrects technical errors in the statistical tests performed by Abreu et al. They find no evidence of any planetary effect on solar activity.

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A&A Press Release - Jupiter's atmosphere still contains water supplied by the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact

Milky Way bulge
© Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team and NASA

Based on the article “Spatial distribution of water in the stratosphere of Jupiter from Herschel HIFI and PACS observations”,
by T. Cavalié et al. Published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2013, vol. 553, A21

Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing Herschel observations of water in Jupiter’s stratosphere. It is a clear remnant of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact on Jupiter nearly twenty years ago.

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