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Press release: "Nearby star offers new insight into Earth’s Sun” (Oct/2016)

61 Cya A is the first star known to vary its magnetic field like our own Sun. Fascinating! Check out the press release here. The original work, led by PhD Student Sudeshna Boro-Saikia, is published in the Astronomy & Astrophysics (pdf).

Press release: “There's Life On Earth But Not On Mars - Here’s One Reason Why” (March/2016)

The wind of the young Sun is likely to have been stronger than its present-day value. Check out the press release here. The original work was published in the The Astrophysical Journal Letters (pdf).

Press release: “Hot Jupiters courting baby stars?” (Sept/2015)

Preliminary evidence that a hot Jupiter orbits a 2-My star of the Taurus star forming region. This finding suggests that hot Jupiters can be generated in as little as a few million years - a timescale equivalent to one week if the 10-billion-year-lifetime of a planetary system were scaled down to a human life.
You can check the press release “Hot Jupiters courting baby stars?” here. The original work has been published in Donati et al (2015, MNRAS 453, 3706).

Press release: “Supercomputers listen for extraterrestrial life” (Aug/2015)

You can check the press release “Supercomputers listen for extraterrestrial life” here, written by Lance Farrell. The original work has been published in MNRAS.

Press release: “Red dwarf stars could strip away planetary protection” (Jul/2013)

You can check the press release “Red dwarf stars could strip away planetary protection” here. The original work has been published in Astronomy & Astrophysics. Check also the articles published in Sky & Telescope (by Mark Zastrow) and Astronomy Now (by Keith Cooper).

Press release: “Finding the deadly stellar winds that could put a stop to life” (Jul/2013)

You can check the press release about “Finding the deadly stellar winds that could put a stop to life” here, a work that is being carried out by (the so) PhD student Joe Llama.

About my recent work: “Protecting planets from their stars” (Jan/2013)

You can read more about my recent work in “Protecting Planets from their Stars”, a more accessible article published by Astronomy & Geophysics 2013, vol. 54, pp 1.25-1.30.

Popular news article: “In the vicinity of other worlds” (Jan/2012)

Read more about the popular news article published in the Brazilian magazine ‘Revista Pesquisa FAPESP’, written by Igor Zolnerkevic, here.

Press release: “The Shocking Environment of Hot-Jupiters” (Apr/2011)

You can check the press release about “The Shocking Environment of Hot-Jupiters” here.