Most basaltic asteroids are thought to originate from the dwarf planet Vesta. However, some of these asteroids are far from Vesta and exhibit different spectra, implying a second point of origin.
With the launch of TESS, we will soon have many more exoplanet candidates. But how do we determine which are the most valuable for follow-up observations?
While a planet is forming, its passage through the protoplanetary disk can prevent pebbles from migrating inwards and accreting onto the planet.
Looking for satellites orbiting exoplanets may allow us to find civilizations with technology similar to our own. And doing so could be possible with our current observational capabilities.
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