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TESS was built to find exoplanets. But it turns out it can help us learn a lot about comets too!
The ‘mass gap’ is a mass range bereft of any observed neutron stars or black holes. What can gravitational waves tell us about possible inhabitants of this terra incognita?
What makes a starburst galaxy? Do they have more gas or more efficient star-formation?
New scattered-light images reveal striking substructure in circumstellar disks around nearby low-mass stars.
Gravitational waves have been used to measure the Hubble constant before, but the uncertainties were too large to provide competitive constraints. However, using lensed gravitational wave events could be a game-changer.
Today’s paper explains why the rotation curves of dwarf galaxies continue to baffle astronomers.
Astronomy beyond the research
Galactic winds shed new light on an otherwise invisible mechanism at the heart of massive galaxies.
Astronomy is known for its beautiful images. Join me on a tour to discover how we can communicate astronomy without relying on vision.
In his new book, astronomer and former NASA Chief Historian Steven Dick outlines a classification system for all of astronomy. Will it catch on?
Navigating careers in astronomy
Are you struggling to fit studying around your life? Guest author Laura Martin tells us about her experiences with distance learning in astronomy.
With courses, teaching labs, and try to get as much research in as possible, graduate students are feeling the pressure more than ever and it’s affecting their mental health. Check out this article for tips on how to maintain a healthy brain during a difficult time.
Don’t get it twisted—unless “it” is the solar magnetic field and you want to produce a coronal mass ejection. Come listen to Prof. Anthony Yeates talk about his work at #AAS234!