Thick clouds shroud the interiors of gas giants, like Jupiter, in mystery. Today’s authors set out to blow some of that mystery away. Using equations and modeling, they explore processes of heat transfer within the interiors of hot-start, core-accreting gas giants.
For life as we know it, atmospheric composition plays a huge part in planetary habitability. Today we explore a theoretical framework for characterizing and predicting planetary atmospheres, and how that framework can help in the search for Earth-like life on planets beyond our own.
In today’s astrobite, we take a fresh new look at an old problem: modeling the envelopes of CO gas around evolved stars.
There are nearly 10,000 galaxies in this image, with a staggering variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and ages. But buried beneath that variety, we can find patterns in how galaxies morph and evolve over time. Today’s astrobite explores one such set of links in the giant chains of galaxy evolution.
When it comes to habitability for Earth-like life, we’ve got more than just liquid water to worry about. Today’s astrobite looks at how planets could lose portions of their atmospheres to quasar radiation.