Today’s post investigates how multitasking TESS is not only detecting exoplanets, but ‘listening’ to their stars, allowing us to find out more about both planet and star.
Could exocomets be causing these strange shaped lightcurves?
We know that white dwarfs have planets, but there are very few that we have detected directly. An upcoming survey may change that.
Can the properties of a known planet system predict if that system has additional undetected planets?
Transiting exoplanets generally orbit in the same plane, so how is this planet so misaligned in this multi-planet system?
It has long been theorized that exoplanet atmospheres should be partially composed of helium — now we finally have our first detection in the atmosphere of Wasp-107b. Today’s bite explains how the authors observed helium and discuss what this means for the atmosphere of this planet.