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21 Feb 2017 - 14:00
Most stars form in multiple systems. This indicates that a fragmentation process occurs during star formation, which...
07 Feb 2017 - 14:00
In the nascent solar system the decay heat from short-lived radioisotopes (SLRs), in particular the externally injected...
17 Jan 2017 - 14:00
Asteroids and comets are the “leftovers” of the formation of the planets. They are like the blocks that formed the...
16 Dec 2016 - 11:00
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
During the first few Myr of a young, Sun-like star's life, it is encircled by a disk made up of molecular gas, dust,...
13 Dec 2016 - 14:00
The study of extrasolar planets has become increasingly important with the discovery of a large number of these...
12 Dec 2016 - 14:00
Jonathan C. Tan
University of Florida
The Kepler-discovered systems with tightly-packed inner planets (STIPs), typically with several planets of Earth to...
06 Dec 2016 - 14:00
Over the last twenty years astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars than our sun. Many of...
29 Nov 2016 - 14:00
Inge Loes ten Kate
The exploration of habitable environments on Mars, including an assessment of the preservation potential for organic...
25 Nov 2016 - 13:00
Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC-UB)
The European astrometric satellite Gaia is mapping our Galaxy with unprecedented accuracy. A first data release was...
09 Nov 2016 - 14:00
Centre for Space and Habitability, Bern
Protoplanetary disk midplanes harbor the largest reservoir of icy dust grains that will be incorporated into planetary...