An novel method that could add texture to other worlds.
Today’s paper describes models of what a nearby supernova would do to a young planetary system, and looks at whether the same may have happened to our own solar system.
We’ve strongly suspected they’re there. A new method promises to prove it.
It has long been theorized that exoplanet atmospheres should be partially composed of helium — now we finally have our first detection in the atmosphere of Wasp-107b. Today’s bite explains how the authors observed helium and discuss what this means for the atmosphere of this planet.
Astronomy and exoplanet science are entering into an era of unprecedented precision. Check out Dr. Keivan Stassun’s plenary talk at #AAS232 to learn more!
We report on Days 0 and 1 of the summer AAS meeting in Denver, CO. Highlights include a look at past, present, and future exoplanet research, a discussion of the state of diversity and inclusion efforts in astronomy, and a summary of where heavy elements come from.