For tightly packed exoplanet systems, tidal force from other planets may be a significant factor to consider.
Let’s take a trip back to 1979 to check out the first signs of an ocean hidden deep beneath Europa’s icy shell.
Most of the known exoplanets resemble “hot Jupiters” because they’re bigger and easier to find. But how can we find Earth-like planets? Check out Dr. Debra Fischer’s plenary talk at #AAS232 to learn more about the “Past, Present, and Future” of exoplanet science.
In the search for habitable exoplanets, the authors of today’s paper turn their gaze to our own planet, and what we can learn from NASA’s DSCOVR:EPIC observations of Earth.
What is responsible for the excess radio emission from our nearest star, Proxima Centauri? No alien radio stations required!
How likely is it that life could hop from planet to planet in the TRAPPIST-1 system?