If parallel Universes exist, their fundamental laws of physics may be different to ours. How sensitive is the existence of life to these laws? Read on to find out.
Often science is a competition. Being first is sometimes important to get the well deserved credit for your work. Circumplanetary disks are currently a topic, in which you can still be first, since none has been detected so far. But is the current generation of telescopes already good enough to do that?
The exoplanet hunt is on. The stakes are high. What will our next-generation telescopes find?
Thousands of transiting exoplanets have been discovered, but for most of these planets we only know their radius and nothing about their mass. With a mass-radius relation, we can infer the masses of all these planets. This paper provides a new, probabilistic mass-radius relation for small planets, and its approach is somewhat unusual…
Although this planet is far from habitable, scientists have confirmed the presence of water vapor in the atmosphere of the WASP-12 system. What does this infer about its planetary atmosphere? Is this in agreement with other studies? The story is not as black and white as we might have thought.
Much of what we know today about exoplanets is due to the success of the radial velocity method. Where does it stand now? What is its future?