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Say hello to your new neighbor. Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, has an Earth-mass planet in the habitable zone, but it wasn’t easy to find, and it’s in a bit of a dangerous place.
Looking for something you cannot see, for example black holes, are tricky. The bending of light provides a solution.
The largest structures of the universe lie within.
That’s quite a sonic boom, particularly given that the speed of sound in the hot plasma is around 2 million miles per hour!
Theres trouble brewing in the field of cosmology, as astrophysicists attempt to understand the latest measurements of the Hubble constant.
The observed spectra of astrophysical neutrinos and gamma rays do not match up using current models. Today’s paper may have solved this quandary.
Astronomy beyond the research
It seems that Tabby’s star has more tricks up in its sleeve than previously thought: today’s pre-print shows evidence that the WTF star has actually dimmed during the 4-year long Kepler mission, throwing more fuel into the fire. But do not expect aliens. Just saying.
This month’s undergraduate research post features a student who examined V404 Cygni, an X-ray binary that underwent a period of outburst. Read on to find out more!
Astrobites interviews Sean Carroll, one of the leading theoretical cosmologists of our time, about our universe, his new book and everything in between.
Navigating careers in astronomy
Astrobites reports on a recent Alternative Careers panel on Data Science jobs at the Wolbach Library. When asked why they decided to go into a non-academic career, none of the panelists said their primary reason was monetary or because of the tough job market in astronomy.
So you went observing, and you got a time series of images for precise photometry and you want to plot a light curve. Now what? Where do you start? Right here, with AstroImageJ.
If you hold an engineering diploma and dream of exploring the universe, this Astrobite is for you: practical advice on how to take the leap into astronomy and astrophysics.
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