New Observations suggest that we may have just witnessed the relativistic jet associated with the tidal disruption event Sw 1644+57 (first observed in March of 2011) turn off.
Astronomers at Harvard are working to digitize over 500,000 historic photographic plates obtained between 1985 and 1993. With about ~8% of the plates scanned they are already offering us a unique glimpse into the variability of the universe on a 100 year time scale.
We would like YOUR input on the recent letter pertaining to graduate student life.
Several months ago NASA put out a request for information to astronomers asking what the main scientific goals of the next generation of Ultra-Violet space missions should be. These authors submitted a white paper arguing the case for massive star science.
Super-luminous supernovae are a recently discovered rare class of stellar explosions with luminosities 10 – 100 times higher than normal supernovae. We summarize what is known about how these events are powered.