Today’s post investigates how multitasking TESS is not only detecting exoplanets, but ‘listening’ to their stars, allowing us to find out more about both planet and star.
Lucy, a new asteroid mission, has begun preparation to target multiple asteroids in the Trojan group near Jupiter for flybys in the late 2020s. Until that date, though, astronomers are busy preparing for the mission and trying to gather all the data on these objects that we can from Earth. Buie et. al. 2018 specifically investigates Leucus and Polymele, using their light curves to tease out information about their color, composition, orbit, and reflectivity.
How do large sunspot groups affect long-term and short-term variations in solar activity?
Could intermediate-mass black hole activity resolve the long-standing problems with dwarf galaxies in cosmological simulations?
A look at how magnetic braking can erase the extended main sequence turn-off feature in old stellar clusters.
As the Hubble tension continues to bubble, can an extra phase of expansion set right our understanding of the Universe’s history?