Field lines are a powerful tool for building intuition for a complex geometric object.
What happens when an astrophysical jet moving at enormous speeds plows into the gas and dust around it? Some of that matter gets dragged along for the ride — and according to this author, this process could create the two different types of jets that we see.
There’s a new space telescope on the block, which just might find as many new planet candidates as the Kepler mission.
Dust traps may be the key to forming Kepler-16b and other circumbinary planets.
Astronomers love to ignore magnetic fields. But they may strongly affect the pattern of atmospheric circulation in hot Jupiters.
Measurements of the circular velocities in groups of galaxies can test whether our current cosmology is correct.
The authors of today’s paper investigate the feeding habits of the elusive quiescent supermassive black hole, finding that in addition to swallowing some stars whole and constantly snacking on the winds of other stars, some black holes may also dine on giant stars slowly disrupted over tens to hundreds of orbits.
The gas cloud G2 is rapidly approaching the galactic center. Can tidal disruption events with stellar remnants help constrain its orbit?
Highlights from the International Astronomical Union Symposium on “Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems”.