What is responsible for the excess radio emission from our nearest star, Proxima Centauri? No alien radio stations required!
Cues from stellar atmospheric chemistry can help in explaining the observations of very-hot gas giant atmospheres.
Looking for satellites orbiting exoplanets may allow us to find civilizations with technology similar to our own. And doing so could be possible with our current observational capabilities.
Using simulations, the author explores the possibility of observing seasonal changes on warm Jupiters with JWST.
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.
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?