Alex Teachey

graduate student

Kepler’s Hidden Gems: In Search of Exomoons

In the last two decades we've discovered thousands of planets orbiting nearby stars. But do those planets have moons? And if so, could they be hospitable to life? So far no one on Earth has been able to detect one of these "exomoons", but we're hot on the trail... and with a little luck, we may just find the first one ever in our upcoming observations with the Hubble Space Telescope.