We report on Day 1 of the virtual winter AAS meeting.
Today we interview exoplanet atmosphere researcher extraordinaire Caroline Morley (@AstroCaroline) for her prize plenary talk at #AAS237!
There is a low occurrence rate of exoplanets between 1.5 and 2.0 Earth radii. Today’s authors explore the density of the stellar field the planet resides in as a potential contributor to this gap.
Contributions the Arecibo Telescope has made to science and what it has meant to people.
A team of researchers from NASA’s Ames Research Centre, SETI and others have performed a statistical analysis on data from the Kepler Space Telescope and Gaia to estimate the occurrence rate of potentially habitable exoplanets around Sun-like stars.
Out of all the stars around us, which ones would be able to find Earth with the transit method? Today’s paper makes a list, which can help us with future SETI efforts!