How and where did the first organic molecules emerge? Sophisticated chemistry models for the synthesis of amino acids within planetesimals can help us to decipher these mysteries.
If parallel Universes exist, their fundamental laws of physics may be different to ours. How sensitive is the existence of life to these laws? Read on to find out.
Planets in binary star systems can receive a sizable amount of water from asteroids getting perturbed out of their orbits
The exoplanet hunt is on. The stakes are high. What will our next-generation telescopes find?
Earth’s oceans may have originated mainly from accreted impactors. But do planets in other systems experience the same water delivery mechanism? Or do they even get more water than our world? Find out why you would want to think about this and what the consequences might be.
Could the properties of an M-dwarf that might make it inhospitable also give it transformative powers? Could the star’s gravity and violence strip away a planet’s thick atmosphere, or envelope, to reveal a habitable core?