New way to measure gravity at the surface of distant stars

Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Jan 04, 2016

Researchers have found a new way to measure the pull of gravity at the surface of a star. For distant stars with planets orbiting them, this information is key in determining whether any of those planets can harbour life.

The new method is described in a study published in Science Advances. The research was led by University of Vienna’s Thomas Kallinger and involved UBC Professor Jaymie Ma —> Read More