Isaac Newton spent a lot of time in isolation playing with prisms. This led to our understanding of light, and hence to modern astrophysics, so here’s a quarantine edition of our series on Astrophysical Classics.
Read about how the Harvard Computers shaped stellar astronomy and more in today’s guest post by Jillian Hyland.
Half of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to James Peebles for his work in physical cosmology. Come read about some of his contributions that led to this recognition!
Last week, the Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of the first exoplanet found around a sun-like star. Come learn about how they did it, and why this was such a big deal!
Over the years of debating dark matter, scientists have conjectured many different types and culprits. Read today’s bite to find out why Cold Dark Matter prevails.
Happy International Women’s Day. This astrobite investigates how astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt’s work changed our understanding of the size of the universe!