Hazes and clouds high up in the atmospheres of exoplanets may make them appear bigger than they really are, according to new research by astronomers at the Space Research Institute (IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The organic molecule methyl alcohol (methanol) has been found by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the TW Hydrae protoplanetary disc.
A star that takes a lot of materials from its surroundings could very well give us an idea on how planets form.
A new giant planet has been discovered within Kepler-1647b.
Young stars can be more dangerous to new planets than we realize when we take a look at the X-rays from the Chandra observatory.
NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance, is seeking ways to advance the field of bioengineering through a new prize competition.
The black holes behind the gravitational wave signal recently picked up by LIGO might have been flung out of a cosmic mosh pit.
Consuming a metal rich planet in it’s early life, stars can change color.
In other words, given what we now know about the number and orbital positions of the galaxy’s planets, the degree of pessimism required to doubt the existence, at some point in time, of an advanced extraterrestrial civilization borders on the irrational.