Gas giant planets are most common around metal-rich stars. But are the planets themselves also metal-rich?
Professor Ted Bergin is looking for the elements that make habitable worlds. Come learn about how to make an Earth-like planet in his talk at #AAS235!
*just to be clear, the aliens I am talking about are rocks and not alive nor intelligent. But there may be many of them!
We have found thousands of fully-formed planets, but how do we go about finding those that are hiding in their disks?
Most Jupiter-like exoplanets go undetected. But do they leave a mark on the more easily detectable inner terrestrial worlds?
To understand planet formation, we need to observe newborn planets that are in their earlier stages of development. This is exactly what was discovered around PDS 70 – the first young, forming planet around a protostar of this age. Read more to learn about what we saw, and how we got that data!