This week, Astrobites is attending the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Denver, Colorado! We’ll be bringing you highlights from the meeting all week long.
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.
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!
The second post in our coverage of the European Week of Astronomy and Space Sciences 2018 in Liverpool, UK, including a review of the Cassini mission, reports from the European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory, and an introduction to the Square Kilometre Array.
Last week, over 1400 astronomers met at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Sciences in Liverpool. From observations of high-redshift galaxies, to simulations of the universe and starquakes, we give you an eclectic mixture of highlights of the week.