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!
Neighboring exoplanets appear to come in similar sizes. But is this a result of observational bias?
The key to understanding how these worlds are built is to consider where they are missing.
Professor Joshua Winn has played a major role in our current understanding of exoplanets, serving as part of both the Kepler and TESS missions. Discover what we know about exoplanets from Kepler and what we may learn from TESS ahead of his plenary talk at #AAS234.
A possible super-Earth was discovered 6 light years from us around Barnard’s star, but does it actually exist?
Five candidate exoplanets have been found! Read this bite to find out if there are aliens on them! Just kidding… but today’s paper does cover how these candidates were found as well as their potential properties.