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Today’s paper uses adaptive optics and polarized visible light to probe Betelgeuse’s secrets. These observations have lots to tell us about interactions among the star’s surface, the closest and most-recently-ejected clumps of gas, and brand new polarized dust.
On 16th November in 483 CE, astronomers in China recorded the appearance of “a guest star east of Shen, as large as a peck measure, and like a fuzzy star”. The new celestial light shone brightly for just under a month, then faded to nothing. Over 1500 years later, the authors of today’s paper suggests that they may have found the source.
Astronomers discover direct successors of the first stars in the Milky Way.
What makes up the innards of the brightest galaxy in the universe?
Magnetic fields are believed to play an integral role in the formation of stars and protoplanetary disks. Today’s article took the one of the closest looks ever at the magnetic field around a baby star and unveiled its underlying structure.
Today we use a new paper to revisit the possible dwarf galaxy discovered 90 kpc from the Milky Way.
Astronomy beyond the research
This month’s undergraduate research post features a student who modeled high-energy gamma-ray emission from the Fermi Bubbles at the center of the Milky Way. Read on to find out more!
There is one week left to apply to write for Astrobites!
Don’t forget that Astrobites is now accepting applications to join our team! The deadline in 1 November.
Navigating careers in astronomy
Advice on the NSF essays.
Graduate students from US institutions nationwide are invited to apply for ComSciCon 2015!
Calling undergrads, graduate students and early career scientists interested in exoplanet studies and/or astrobiology to apply for the Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science Symposium and/or the Astrobiology Graduate Conference.
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