The Last Message of Devoured Planets

The Last Message of Devoured 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.

Betelgeuse going Critical

Betelgeuse going Critical

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?

Where We Might Find Life

Where We Might Find Life

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?