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A team was able to use deep learning algorithms to analyze a massive galaxy survey. Can the same algorithm be used on an entirely new survey?
A mysterious pair of stars speeding through the outskirts of our galaxy together puzzles astronomers
The first compelling association of an electromagnetic counterpart with an astrophysical neutrino since SN 1987A.
Many satellite galaxies in the local universe are orbiting their parent galaxies in highly coherent planes—yet such structures are vanishingly rare in simulations. What gives?
Nearby spiral galaxies aren’t metalheads, but they might have lots of metals in their arms.
The redshifts of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) can help us piece together the universe’s evolutionary timeline. Unfortunately, measuring these redshifts can be pretty tricky. In today’s astrobite, we look at a trick for estimating and constraining the redshifts of AGNs that are – ironically enough – partially obscured from our view.
Astronomy beyond the research
The annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia happened last week; here’s a short summary of some of the incredible science happening Down Under!
Continuing on the thread from Friday’s post, I also attended the recent SPIE meeting. Here are my thoughts, as someone who is on the science side of the field, on the engineering and instrumentation conference.
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Navigating careers in astronomy
Dr Nicholas Walton discusses the impacts of GAIA and his research! See him today at #AAS232!
Dwarf galaxies: small blobs of dark matter (and stars and gas), or time traveling machines for studying chemical evolution? Professor Evan Kirby’s upcoming #AAS232 talk will tell you more.
Some galaxies live peaceful lives, calmly making stars at a sedate pace, with supermassive black holes that don’t vomit jets of material. Other galaxies… not so much. Come to Professor Julie Comerford’s upcoming #AAS232 talk to learn more about the weird and wonderful world of active galactic nuclei!