In this Astrobite, we look at black hole mergers in the accretion disks around supermassive black holes, because you can simply never have too many black holes!
In this Astrobite, we look at some of the potential sources of the newly discovered gravitational wave background. Supermassive Black Hole Binary mergers are believed to be the primary culprit, but several other fascinating phenomena could also be contributing.
Neutron stars likely contain a quark soup center, and the authors of today’s paper seek to see if the process of neutrons being crushed into this quark soup could explain the unexplained fast radio burst phenomenon.
Today’s Astrobite seeks evidence of hypothetical dark matter – neutrino interactions in the Cosmic Microwave Background, and considers what effects such an interaction would have on the Standard Model.
In this astrobite, astrophysicists use gravitational waves to “listen” for the presence of dark matter and infer its properties!