Astronomy & astrophysics is certainly an exciting field of research, but imagine there is a lot of research in other fields as well. How has research across different disciplines evolved in the past and how will astrophysics & astronomy do in terms of interdisciplinarity in the future?
On using photometric data from Kepler to study starspots, and to measure differential rotation rates.
Do you own a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera? The authors of today’s paper do. They used it for astronomy. They used it for science.
Our current best radial velocities are precise to about 1m/s. How do we make the step towards achieving 10cm/s precision?
Advanced observational tools such as ALMA allow the detection of complex organic molecules – the building blocks of life. However, how and where they are formed is still unknown.
Heavy stars live like rock stars: they live fast, become big, and die young. Low mass stars, on the other hand, are more persistent, and live longer. Fusing hydrogen slow and steady wins the stellar age-race.