Low-mass stars exhibit a wide range of flare events. But it takes a coordinated effort to measure them all.
New research by astronomers at Cornell’s Carl Sagan Institute uncovers a novel way to search for the existence of life in the Universe. Flares from red dwarf stars, commonly believed to pose serious problems for habitability, might actually expose hidden biospheres through the process of biofluorescence.
We know UV radiation isn’t good for us, but can it hold back all forms of life?
Most Jupiter-like exoplanets go undetected. But do they leave a mark on the more easily detectable inner terrestrial worlds?
Nothing is easy when you have two stars instead of one. Under the right circumstances, it can be especially hard to hold on to your atmosphere.
We know that too much UV radiation is bad for humans, but could it actually be necessary for life?