Our ideas about water on planets may have been a tad too Earth-centric. Swiss researchers have recently determined that liquid water can exist for billions of years on exotic planets that we would previously have ignored.
Research published in the International Journal of Astrobiology proposes a fascinating theory where advanced extraterrestrial civilizations can travel among the stars without the need for an interstellar spaceship.
Astronomers detected the most powerful coronal mass ejection ever observed from a solar-type star. Scientists think that past, similar eruptions from our own sun may have helped shape the way Earth and Mars look today.
A Dutch team of astronomers has found that the repeating pattern in the cosmic radio flash FRB20180916B is not caused by the strong stellar wind from a companion star, as previously suspected. Instead, the flashes may come from a highly magnetized but solitary neutron star called a magnetar. The astronomers made this discovery within a unique combination of observations with two of the largest radio telescopes in the world: LOFAR and Westerbork.