Observations of potential biosignatures on other worlds are slowly getting within reach. What kind of signal might be among the lowest-hanging fruit?
The study of exoplanet atmospheres is still a very new field that requires detection of tiny signals. Today’s bite is about a review article that looks back at occasionally illusory results and towards the future.
The Milky Way is known to host a supermassive black hole and dozens of featherweight ones. This paper describes the discovery of the second-most-massive known black hole in the galaxy.
The African continent will soon host a number of massive astronomy projects. Today we’ll look at two collaborations that are helping to bring out the continent’s requisite human potential.
Today we take a scorching look at clouds on the hottest planets, and see if they can help resolve a longstanding puzzle of hot Jupiter atmospheres.