Clearing up the Redshifts of Obscured AGNs

Clearing up the Redshifts of Obscured AGNs

The redshifts of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) can help us piece together the universe’s evolutionary timeline. Unfortunately, measuring these redshifts can be pretty tricky. In today’s astrobite, we look at a trick for estimating and constraining the redshifts of AGNs that are – ironically enough – partially obscured from our view.

Dust n’ H2

Dust n’ H2

The diffuse interstellar medium (ISM) isn’t as smooth as its name makes it sound. In today’s astrobite, we look at one mechanism for clumping up the diffuse ISM, and how that mechanism could affect molecular hydrogen formation.

Making Mountains out of…?

Making Mountains out of…?

If there’s one thing that 21st-century telescopes have shown us about Pluto, it’s that there’s still a lot we don’t know about our very far-off neighbor. Today we look into just one of Pluto’s many mysteries: the formation of its complex five-moon system.