In today’s “astrophysical classic”, we delve into the seminal paper behind the Kennicutt-Schmidt relation, the empirical correlation between the star formation rate and gas density.
New results from stacked weak lensing measurements of over a hundred thousand galaxies show that, on large scales, light from stars appears to trace the dark matter distribution of the Universe remarkably well.
A study of Kepler data reveals a correlation between brightness fluctuations and surface gravity of stars.
Astrobites One-liners and our first AAS talk in Indianapolis this week!
Hubble observations of a nearby galaxy show evidence for a universal initial mass function.
The final results from the WMAP satellite show agreement with the standard model of cosmology to unprecedented precision.
The race to be the first to detect gravitational waves is on – are pulsar timing arrays on the verge of a discovery? New predictions based on revised galaxy merger calculations suggest that it may be so.
A Fermi/LAT study of the ISM using gamma rays finds evidence for missing gas and variations in the CO-to-molecular gas conversion factor.
Greetings from Anchorage, AK, site of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) 220th Meeting taking place June 10-14, 2012. Just as we did at the AAS meeting in Austin this year, Astrobites will be liveblogging and reporting from Anchorage, suspending our regular posts for the next four days. This is now the fourth consecutive AAS meeting […]