There are more moons than planets in our Solar System that harbor liquid water, and these moons may offer us the best chances of finding life off of Earth. Today’s paper takes the search for habitable moons a step further by investigating how telescopes of the near future might allow us to see and characterize these moons around exoplanets.
Observations of dwarf galaxies show that sites of active star formation have fewer metals. These galaxies may have been diluted by the impact of pristine gas from the cosmic web.
Images from the Hubble Space Telescope show that there are previously unknown white dwarfs orbiting around pulsar companions.
On using photometric data from Kepler to study starspots, and to measure differential rotation rates.
Today we take a closer look at rare system that might just be host to an even rarer Cepheid.
Astronomers have known for a while that GRBs are sign-posts to galaxies which are forming lots of stars. But today’s paper used radio observations of the gas to connect that star formation to a recent merger.