(22) Kalliope and its large moon Linus were thought to be traveling through the solar system as a lone pair with no further asteroid family to accompany them. This seems strange, as Linus was most likely created by a giant impact which would have to leave other fragments. Today’s authors are convinced they found the family belonging to Kalliope and the reason it hasn’t been identified sooner.
JWST is currently revealing many previously unseen or undiscovered properties of our Universe. Even in the very first image released, three red spiral galaxies, which are super rare in our local Universe, can now be seen and analyzed down to structural details as never before. What can these weird galaxies tell us about the so-called cosmic noon and the evolution of galaxy formation?
T Pyx is a mystery. The stellar systems appears to contain a white dwarf and companion star. However, the white dwarf is accreting mass from its companion way faster and way more efficiently than it should, resulting in novae eruptions every 30 years.
Today’s authors may have found the culprit for these frequent explosive hydrogen burnings, which should not be possible in theory.
Science communication is vital to any field of research.
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Finding isolated black holes is really tricky, since they are basically invisible. But today’s authors have managed to find one anyways, by using the great multi-tool of gravitational microlensing!