A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system
The β Pictoris system has fascinated astronomers for the last thirty years since it enables them to observe a planetary system in the process of forming around its star.
19 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Second baby planet found using technique pioneered by Monash astrophysicists
Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new ‘baby’ planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.
12 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
At the edge of chaos: New method for exoplanet stability analysis
Starting with observational data and scalar time series, this method uses complex network topology to deduce the underlying dynamics of systems in a fast, efficient way without the need for n-body simulations.
30 Jul 2019 ⋅ Chaos
TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate ‘sub-Neptune’
Planetary system orbiting an unusually quiet star is ideal for future habitability searches.
29 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves
Researchers suggest how the planned space-based gravitational-wave observatory LISA can detect exoplanets orbiting white dwarf binaries everywhere in our Milky Way and in the nearby Magellanic Clouds.
8 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
A Pair of Fledgling Planets Directly Seen Growing Around a Young Star
While over a dozen exoplanets have been directly imaged, this is only the second multi-planet system to be photographed.
3 Jun 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy