Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90.
Following a gold rush of exoplanet discovery over the past two decades, it is time to tackle the next step: determining which of the known
Welcome to AstroWomen. We started this blog as a way to highlight the important work of women in fields related to the space sciences. Women are still dramatically underrepresented in many scientific fields relevant to the exploration of space, and we’re hoping to help change that.
Footsteps to Mars Hangout. On the first Friday of the month, Tony Darnell, Alberto Conti and Harley Thronson discuss the challenges, science and mission progress of a human presence on the Red Planet, Mars. Credit: Deep Astronomy