Konkoly Observatory is the leading Astronomical research facility in Hungary, established in 1899, and currently hosting more than 50 scientists. It is a member institute of the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA CSFK).
Data from the K2 mission reveals strong stellar magnetism in the TRAPPIST-1 system that hosts three potentially habitable planets, suggesting that those planets could be a less friendly place for life.
Previously, the Kepler space telescope looked straight out from the solar system in a direction almost perpendicular to the ecliptic and the plane of the planets. This way, it could observe the same spot all year long, as ...
After four years of continuous monitoring, astronomers detected clear signs of convective cells in a giant pulsating star for the first time using the Kepler space telescope.