The first object in the Kuiper belt visited by New Horizons after leaving Pluto was provisionally named Ultima Thule and has recently been renamed Arrokoth.
One of the current hotspots in astrobiology is the search for water in exoplanets. We all seem to share the idea that water is essential for the existence of life, and even the assumption that water and life are almost synonymous.
Before using conditionals and speculating, we need to set some bases. Let us start with the most basic: what is an exoplanet?
Since the first worlds were found orbiting other stars in the 1990s, in barely two decades, more than three thousand extrasolar planets have been found.
When I was a kid, I was told that stars were faraway suns, and I asked myself if all of them had planets around. For many years I was convinced that the question would never have an answer, but I was wrong. It is possible
Recently, a star with a very unromantic name, KIC 8462852, became a trend in some social networks. It is a very common star, located in our galactic neighborhood, some 1,500 light years from the Earth. Our galaxy is 100,000 light years in diameter, so we
Since Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz announced the discovery of the first extrasolar planet or exoplanet, in 1995, different research groups worldwide took up the hunt for planets orbiting nearby stars. Hundreds of exoplanets have been indirectly detected. Most have been discovered by