Which exoplanets are the most worthwhile to search for life on? Today’s paper explores the “continuous habitable zone” as an important criterion for atmospheric characterization target selection.
In our latest #UndergradResearch post, Meredith Vogel talks about how an exoplanet’s habitability can be affected by other planets’ orbits in multi-planet systems.
With a new generation of space and ground based telescopes on the horizon, we will soon have the tools to efficiently begin looking for life’s signatures in exoplanet atmospheres. Where should we look first to maximize our chances?
M dwarfs are known to be really active when they’re young, which is bad for habitability. But what about old M dwarfs?
The TESS mission has found an Earth-like planet in the habitable zone of its star, but the question of how the system formed is baffling astronomers.
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.