A recent result on the commonality of exoplanets has made headlines, but has it for the right reasons?
Most binary stars probably formed at the same time, meaning all stars in the same system should have the same age. The authors of this paper analyze a stellar binary system where one star appears to be lying about its age, as one star appears 3 billion years older than its companion.
Astronomers are used to “looking back in time” when they view distant stars and galaxies. The authors of this paper take a different look back in time and search the internet for evidence of time travelers.
The next American Astronomical Society meeting is right around the corner; we’re getting ready to keep you up to date on all the happenings!
Today we take a look back to 1916, when distances were measured in light years and uncertainties weren’t to be included in publications. The nearly 100-year old discovery of a small star has large implications for our understanding of stellar astrophysics, even today.
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Part two of our recap of the “Modern Statistical and Computational Methods for Analysis of Kepler Data” workshop in North Carolina, featuring both astronomers and statisticians!
A recap of the “Modern Statistical and Computational Methods for Analysis of Kepler Data” workshop in North Carolina, featuring both astronomers and statisticians!
There’s a new space telescope on the block, which just might find as many new planet candidates as the Kepler mission.
A “Super-Jupiter” recently discovered by direct imaging techniques may not be as it initially seemed. Hinkley et al. find the system to be older than expected and the Super-Jupiter to really be a brown dwarf.