A new analysis technique, that fits simultaneously for light-curve systematics and transit signals, finds 36 planet candidates in the K2 dataset — Kepler is still in the game!
In just three years NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will leave Earth and start producing groundbreaking science! That means we have three years to figure out how to best utilize the instruments on board. It’s time for a crash course in exoplanet observations with JWST.
70,000 years ago, a binary star passed through the outskirts of the Oort Cloud–was it the closest known stellar encounter?
SN1997bs has been labelled an impostor for years, but could it be the real deal?
Why do planetary disks fade away so fast? A leading candidate as villain in this story is turbulence. Using the combined strengths of sophisticated theoretical models and observations, we might be able to find out if this is true!
Most exoplanets are and have been detected by the transit method. Maybe, we can improve the method even further by drawing conclusions from the recent Venus transits in 2004 and 2012.