Simulations by astronomers at Columbia University suggest an evaporating exomoon could be behind the mysterious dimming behaviour of KIC 8462852.
New research by astronomers at Cornell’s Carl Sagan Institute uncovers a novel way to search for the existence of life in the Universe. Flares from red dwarf stars, commonly believed to pose serious problems for habitability, might actually expose hidden biospheres through the process of biofluorescence.
We know UV radiation isn’t good for us, but can it hold back all forms of life?
To understand planet formation, we need to observe newborn planets that are in their earlier stages of development. This is exactly what was discovered around PDS 70 – the first young, forming planet around a protostar of this age. Read more to learn about what we saw, and how we got that data!
Hot Jupiters are eponymously hot from outside. How does this heat affect their atmospheres and deep interiors?
All things – from planets to needle-shaped rocks – in motion around their star (or other stars!) are narrating an interesting story about their history. Are we listening? Come attend Dr. Greg Laughlin’s plenary lecture at #AAS233 to know more!