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Controversial Clues of Two ‘Goldilocks Planets’ That Might Support Life are Proven False

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Research, Star Properties | 0 comments

Read more in the Penn State press release. And listen to Paul Robertson on Big Picture Science from the SETI...

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Hungry Red Giant: First evidence discovered of a planet’s destruction by its star.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 in Research, Star & Planet Formation, Star Properties | 0 comments

An aging star polluted with lithium. A massive planet with a highly elliptical orbit. To an international team of astronomers, these add...

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Nearby stars may aid in studies of Sun, search for Earth-like planets

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Research, Star Properties | 0 comments

A loose group of stars that has been known for more than 180 years but never before studied in detail has been revealed to be an important...

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Mysterious planet-like object reveals its surprising identity

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Research, Star Properties | 0 comments

A mysterious planet-like object orbiting a not-quite-starlike “brown dwarf” is the most recent enigma discovered by...

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