A gravitational tug-of-war between three stars has this planet living on the edge.
Ever wondered whether the planet Tatooine could be real? In today’s paper, the authors discuss a new technique to directly image distinct planets orbiting binary stars, just like in Star Wars.
NN Serpentis has everything: a white dwarf + main sequence binary system that is believed to contain two planets and, now, a disc of debris.
How can we explain hot Jupiters? The answer is not completely clear yet, but we are closing in on it: it seems that binaries may play an important role on the formation of these oddball planets.
Water worlds – do they exist? Or is there an omnipotent self-regulation mechanism which makes terrestrial planets look like Earth?
The image of the protoplanetary disk around HL Tau illustrating ring structures triggered a huge “WOW!”. Read on and get convinced by recent observations of TW Hya that ring structures seem to be rule rather than the exception.