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.
According to planet formation theory, gas giants are more massive than rocky, terrestrial planets. But Kepler-10c is the size of Neptune, and denser than the Earth! Read on to find out more about the discovery of a new class of planets.