The longstanding role of galaxy mergers as drivers of star-formation is brought into question
Today’s authors take a multi-faceted approach to characterising a benchmark subgiant star using asteroseismology, interferometry, and spectroscopy.
Neighboring exoplanets appear to come in similar sizes. But is this a result of observational bias?
Well, let’s have a drink and see if that helps us figure things out.
NASA’s TESS spacecraft has launched! Today’s paper predicts how many exoplanets it will find.
Statistical confirmation of long-period, low SNR candidates should be taken with a grain of salt. The reliability is too low to confirm individual systems without followup observations and the 99% confidence validation of Kepler-452b is likely closer to 90%.