We see that many stars have a buddy star or two i.e. they are a binary or multi-star system. This paper addresses the question: How in the heck does that happen?
Today’s astrobite explores a newly detected triple AGN system.
*just to be clear, the aliens I am talking about are rocks and not alive nor intelligent. But there may be many of them!
Our gas giants spin slower than one might expect. Turns out gas giants outside of our solar system are also slower than originally what we might have thought! Today’s astrobite answers the question: What’s up with dat?
Outreach benefits both parties — it inspires the next generation of scientists and reminds us why we became scientists in the first place. I speak a bit about my experience as a camp counselor at astronomy camp and the lesson I learned in asking good questions.