Fluorescent Worlds: Searching for Life’s Glow

Fluorescent Worlds: Searching for Life’s Glow

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.

First Photos of a Baby Planet

First Photos of a Baby Planet

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!