TESS is out searching for new exoplanets, but on this occasion, it saw an old one in a new light.
Astronomers have been finding planets around M dwarf stars for a while. Can we go even cooler and find planets around the diverse L and T spectral group?
Interplanetary collisions can explain a number of phenomena in our own solar system — here’s evidence of such a crash shaping the formation of two distant planets. Translate from an Astrobitos bite by Elena Gonzales Egea.
Neighboring exoplanets appear to come in similar sizes. But is this a result of observational bias?
A cloud-free world offers the clearest view yet of an exoplanet atmosphere.
Today’s post investigates how multitasking TESS is not only detecting exoplanets, but allowing us to find out more about their stars.