Our latest posts
Ever wondered what a neutron star would look like up close? Here is your answer!
Millisecond pulsars haven’t been observed to spin faster than ~700 Hz — if they don’t fly apart until ~1 kHz, why haven’t we found any faster specimens?
It is difficult to tell if planets embedded in their natal protoplanetary disks are migrating closer to their stars. The authors of today’s paper devise a new observational signature to figure that out.
In today’s posts we discuss observations of a super dense, massive and old proto-cluster and what it means to the Universe’s history
Today, let’s take a look at the connection between planetary system types and host star metallicities.
Do we really understand how black holes grow? Using new methods to run high resolution simulations, the authors of this paper investigate the evolution of gas near a supermassive black hole – and their results have serious implications for the models commonly used in cosmological simulations.
Astronomy beyond the research
In light of the October 30 ruling on the Thirty Meter Telescope, a review of modern astronomy on Mauna Kea seems warranted. This post came out of the Astrobites Policy Committee, which focuses on science and the government.
Love astronomy and astrophysics? Come join the Astrobites team and apply to write with us! Applications due Nov. 15.
Do you want to tell the undergraduates in your department about Astrobites? We have a poster for that!
Navigating careers in astronomy
Do you feel lost reading papers? Try reading a review article or a classic paper first!
Today we explore how to handle grad school rejection, with different career paths and anecdotes from similar experiences.
In today’s Astrobite, we consider suggestions for establishing a personal definition of success in astronomy.