In today’s paper, after years spent on an impasse, we finally arrive at a consensus on the mass of the rocky exoplanet Kepler-10c. The discussion yields many important lessons on how to properly analyze radial velocities.
Why can’t more exoplanet systems be like TRAPPIST-1? Why do so many Kepler systems have only one transiting planet? Today’s paper tries to answer both questions.
The Kepler-11 system features 5 planets packed within the orbit of Mercury. Read on to hear about their discovery, analysis, and what this system says about planetary migration.
It seems that Tabby’s star has more tricks up in its sleeve than previously thought: today’s pre-print shows evidence that the WTF star has actually dimmed during the 4-year long Kepler mission, throwing more fuel into the fire. But do not expect aliens. Just saying.
The first Kepler mission observed hundreds of thousands of stars, and approximately 7500 of them are of potential interest. In this astrobite, we learn how astronomers are sifting through all these data in search for exoplanets.