What can the colors of Kuiper Belt Objects tell us about how the Solar System formed and evolved?
The mere existence of a binary asteroid near Jupiter can enlighten us to conditions in the early Solar System and shake up what we thought we knew about this time period!
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!