The sites of planet formation seem to be anything but orderly and a recent discovery may help explain the observed wide variety of exoplanet configurations.
Visions of the future: A planetary fragment orbiting a long dead star offers a glimpse of the Solar System’s fate
Astronomers discover a planetary fragment that survived the destruction of its host star – offering insights into the future of planetary systems like our own.
A new survey of complex nitrogen-bearing molecules in nearby protoplanetary disks reveals a surprisingly robust chemistry.
A combination of infrared spectrograph and laser frequency comb provides unprecedented precisions in the hunt for habitable planets around nearby, cool stars.
Some hot Jupiters that like living dangerously are spiraling rapidly into their stars. Could that be connected to how squishy and wobbly they are?
What can highly inclined giant worlds tell us about the presence of terrestrial companions?