Latest Tau Boötis Stories
An international team of astronomers have uncovered a clever new way of studying the atmosphere of an exoplanet in more detail.
Astronomers have just discovered a magnetic field on tau Bootis, a star orbited by a giant planet on a close-in orbit: the first ever detection of this kind!
Soon after its launch two years ago by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada's "Humble Space Telescope" started making amazing observations-beyond the capacity of any other Earth- or space-based instrument. MOST, our suitcase-sized space telescope orbiting at 820 km, can fix its gaze upon a single star for up to eight weeks at a time. And with its unique combination of steady observation time and precision pointing, MOST can look for subtle variations in stars that are impossible to observe...