Much of what we know today about exoplanets is due to the success of the radial velocity method. Where does it stand now? What is its future?
70,000 years ago, a binary star passed through the outskirts of the Oort Cloud–was it the closest known stellar encounter?
The Kepler Space Telescope was the workhorse of exoplanet discovery until its second reaction wheel failed, rendering it incapable of continuing its original mission. Now, Kepler is back in the game of planet hunting.
Are more massive stars more likely to have planets? Read on to find out…
MINERVA: Detecting Super-Earths from the ground in a modular, cost-effective manner.
Is CoRoT-7d real, or is it stellar activity masquerading as a planet? Haywood et al. build a noise model to analyze CoRoT-7’s activity to find out.