Professor Eric Becklin has spent fifty-four years doing infrared astronomy. Come to his #AAS231 talk to hear a little about what he’s learned over the years.
Today’s paper suggests that globular clusters might come from a newly-discovered class of low-mass galaxies called “Little Blue Dots.” And even if you don’t care about globular clusters, you should read this post anyway to learn about some weird names for different types of galaxies.
It started out with a burst of gamma rays, how did it end up like blackbody radiation? Today’s paper discusses observations of gamma ray bursts with strange spectra.
Machine learning has been covered in lots of previous Astrobites. But today’s paper is about machine learning off training wheels: a fully automated “unsupervised” method of classifying galaxy morphology.
Today’s paper uses gravitational lensing to find a dusty starburst galaxy so far away that it existed when the universe was less than a billion years old.