The 2017 total solar eclipse both enraptured the general American public and provided a rare opportunity to study the solar corona in detail. Today’s paper describes an attempt to predict the behavior of the solar atmosphere in advance of the eclipse, a space weather analog to terrestrial weather forecasting!
Cosmic cannibalism, or the merging of small galaxies with larger ones, happens all over the universe. We now know that the Milky Way lost a sister galaxy to Andromeda, and we’re now a step closer to understanding what might ultimately happen when Andromeda comes for us.
Astronomy and exoplanet science are entering into an era of unprecedented precision. Check out Dr. Keivan Stassun’s plenary talk at #AAS232 to learn more!
Most of the known exoplanets resemble “hot Jupiters” because they’re bigger and easier to find. But how can we find Earth-like planets? Check out Dr. Debra Fischer’s plenary talk at #AAS232 to learn more about the “Past, Present, and Future” of exoplanet science.
If you’re a woman in STEM, you’re probably all-too-familiar with the biases you might face in your field. Today’s paper examines the biases evident in telescope time awarded to men vs. women.