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Galactic conveyor belts feed star formation

September 12, 2019
How magnetic fields push the formation of stars [more]

Two Earth-like planets around one of the smallest stars, and a slim chance someone there might see Earth

June 18, 2019
An international team of astronomers has found two Earth-like planets around one of the smallest known stars known as “Teegarden’s star.” The planets, which orbit in the star’s habitable zone where liquid water is possible, are only a quarter and a third more massive than the Earth, respectively. The discovery helps complete our picture of the statistics of exoplanet prevalence, correcting implicit biases in earlier observations. Incidentally, hypothetical observers on those planets would soon be in a uniquely favorable position to detect our Earth, using the so-called transit method. The results have just been published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. [more]

Exoplanet under the looking glass

March 27, 2019
New method allows precise determination of exoplanet's spectra and position [more]

Simulating nature’s cosmic laboratory, one helium droplet at a time

March 25, 2019
Two astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and from the University of Jena have found an elegant new method to measure the energy of simple chemical reactions, under similar conditions as those encountered by atoms and molecules in the early solar system. Their method promises accurate measurements of reaction energies that can be used to understand chemical reactions under space conditions – including those reactions that were responsible of creating organic chemicals as the raw material for the development of life. [more]

One helium droplet at a time

March 25, 2019
Simulating nature’s cosmic laboratory [more]
 
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