Let’s take a closer look at planet formation via core accretion. Does the accretion physics let us decipher other secrets of a planet long after the accretion is over?
Higher-order effects are beginning to surface in the photometry of exoplanets. Today we look at the way particles can add a ring to an exoplanet’s silhouette.
Taurus-Auriga is the nearest large star-forming region, but its stellar membership roster is still incomplete. In today’s bite we’ll see if there are older members among the newbies.
Astronomers are using a once-secret technology to scrutinize Kepler stars. Are rocky planets headed for a takedown?
If only we could image a planet as it transits in front of its host star, we could obtain data that would complement other observation techniques. Here we learn about a technique that might actually let us do so.