Finding isolated black holes is really tricky, since they are basically invisible. But today’s authors have managed to find one anyways, by using the great multi-tool of gravitational microlensing!
How common are icy polar caps like ours on Earth-like exoplanets? Today’s paper explores the many versions of surface ice possible on Earth-like exoplanets, even including equatorial ice belts!
Could there be life in an obscure place, such as around a free floating planet, a so-called rogue? Today’s paper looks at the possibility of liquid water on moons of starless planets!
Traces of planets devoured by their host stars can possibly be found within the external layers of the stellar surface. These remains tell a story of the evolution and architecture of different planetary systems and grant new appreciation for our relatively calm environment.
Mental health among PhD students has been an issue for a long time. The fear of failure is a well-known companion to most. What do you do when you’ve reached your limit?