Betelgeuse has captivated everyone’s attention by dimming significantly in 2019/2020 before returning to former brightness. Is the riddle really solved by dust or might there be another explanation? Is the star now entering its final stage before violently dying?
With a new generation of space and ground based telescopes on the horizon, we will soon have the tools to efficiently begin looking for life’s signatures in exoplanet atmospheres. Where should we look first to maximize our chances?
TESS confirms its first discovery of a planet orbiting not one but two stars. These systems were long thought to be highly unstable. So, is there any chance for Tatooine out there?