As Carl Sagan said, “If you wish to make apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” More specifically, to make some neutron-rich elements like gold and uranium, you need neutron star mergers. Check out Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz’s upcoming #AAS232 talk to learn more about what it takes to make the heaviest elements in the universe.
How can we make astronomy as a field more inclusive for LGBT+ folks? Read on to learn about recommendations that we can all act on!
Confused by the hubbub about the “galaxy lacking dark matter”? Fear no more! In today’s Astrobite, we’ll examine some hot takes by the scientific community.
“No [galaxy] is an island entire of itself; every [galaxy] / is a piece of the [cosmic web], a part of the main” – apologies to John Donne for butchering his poem.
The year is 1978. Some people are wondering how star formation works in weird-looking galaxies.