Could studying ʻOumuamua help us identify objects in our own solar system which came from deep space?
Light pollution is an increasingly pressing concern for scientists from many disciplines. However, the effects of clouds on light pollution are not well known.
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.