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Gaia and the 14000 (white) dwarfs

Imagine going from having data on 250 white dwarfs to almost 14,000 overnight… Thanks to the latest Gaia data release, this dream became reality, allowing astronomers to look for patterns in the local white dwarf population for the very first time.

New Frontiers in CCD Systematics

CCDs have been the workhorse of astronomy since the 1970s, but today’s paper shows that we’re still learning about ways they can systematically affect the results of our data.

Choosing targets with TESS

With the launch of TESS, we will soon have many more exoplanet candidates. But how do we determine which are the most valuable for follow-up observations?

Beyond astro-ph

Astronomy beyond the research

Navigating careers in astronomy

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