We can precisely measure chemical abundances for stars. This offers an intriguing possibility that we may, in the near future, start using these measurements to know more about the insides of rocky planets orbiting them.
Supernovae and Gamma Ray Bursts are expected to wipe out any complex life in the neighborhood. Today’s paper looks at how common these events are in different galaxies over time.
TRAPPIST-1 promises to be one of the best candidates for habitability in the solar neighborhood. Today we will see that the presence of a system-wide cloud of hydrogen could be traced to a history of water loss in the planets in this system.
When it comes to habitability for Earth-like life, we’ve got more than just liquid water to worry about. Today’s astrobite looks at how planets could lose portions of their atmospheres to quasar radiation.
In today’s paper, we will see how Kepler-like large scale surveys on planet habitability is the smartest way to answer The Big Question.
In today’s bite, we push Bayes’ theorem to the limits, in an attempt to make predictions about the prevalence of habitable planets covered in ocean.