In today’s paper: how does tidal dissipation and gravitational wave emission affect the result of encounters between stars and black hole binaries in stellar clusters?
In today’s paper, the authors test the theory that the earliest, metal-poorest stars are the primary source of binary black hole mergers.
It is theorized that the radioactive decay of Aluminum-26 could provide enough heat to dehydrate terrestrial planetesimals as they form, leading to rockier exoplanets. But is this effect significant enough to alter how common we believe rocky exoplanets are in the Galaxy? Find out by reading today’s bite!