CCDs have been the workhorse of astronomy since the 1970s, but today’s paper shows that we’re still learning about ways they can systematically affect the results of our data.
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.
With the launch of TESS, we will soon have many more exoplanet candidates. But how do we determine which are the most valuable for follow-up observations?
Radio observations of the diffracted shadow cast by an asteroid can be used to nail down its location and determine its size and shape.
Astronomers are using a once-secret technology to scrutinize Kepler stars. Are rocky planets headed for a takedown?
A laboratory astrophysics experiment calls into question the proposed dark matter origin of an unidentified spectral line at 3.5 keV