Scientists (and film producers) have been fascinated by the prospect for ET life for quite some time. Today’s authors create a model that predicts the biodiversity of a planet, and the results may not be what you expect. Check out this bite to see which stars are most likely to host complex life.
We revisit the discovery of the binary pulsar and it’s important impact on modern astronomy and astrophysics.
How do galaxies transform from blue, star-forming discs into the massive red-and-dead ellipticals that we observe so frequently? Post-starburst galaxies, caught in this transition phase, might hold the answers to this puzzle in galaxy evolution.
There’s more happening for the surface of Mars than just piles of Martian rock. In today’s astrobite, we look at laboratory experiments done right here on Earth to learn more about the climate of our dusty neighbor.
The hottest point in hot Jupiter atmospheres should be directly below their star or blown slightly eastward by winds. What is happening on CoRoT-2b?
Continuous gravitational waves produced by spinning neutron stars are another avenue for LIGO to listen to the Universe.