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?
A newly discovered dwarf galaxy near the Local Group appears to be young and lonely and it shut off star formation. What could be responsible for the quenching if there are no nearby bright galaxies?
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?