Ancestors of the Milky Way

Ancestors of the Milky Way

What were the first galaxies in the Universe like? Current observations can only access a handful of these ancients. However, a new simulation has synthesized millions to better understand the galaxies of 13 billion years ago.

Exploring the Planetary Graveyard

Over the past decade the study of planetary debris at white dwarfs has become an increasingly exciting area. Observations of this debris have allowed us to make unique discoveries about the chemical composition of extrasolar rocky planets, as well as revealing the endpoints of the evolution of planetary systems very similar to our own…