In general, everybody probably believes that life exists somewhere else on another planet. Our telescopes keep getting better and better at finding exoplanets orbiting other star systems. And a few fall within the range of orbit as Earth does around our sun. But what kinds of life will there be on those other planets, if […]
This week on Radio Astronomy, Zach Pace and Melissa Morris talk about a recent discovery of a white dwarf star with an evaporating planet orbiting it.
Join Dan and Zach today to learn what could possibly cause a star’s light to dim by a whopping 80 percent.
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we discuss the recent finding of as many as seven Earth-like planets orbiting a star in the TRAPPIST-1 system. And it’s one of the closest to Earth, a mere 40 light years away. PNM’s Will Cushman talks with Sanjay Limaye, Senior Scientist at UW-Madison’s Space Science and […]
UW Madison Astronomy graduates Jacqueline Goldstein and Anna Williams tell you about the exoplanet HD 131399Ab and its triple suns, directly imaged by the ESO’s Very Large Telescope.