Happy International Women’s Day! In today’s beyond post we investigate two classic papers by Henrietta Swan Leavitt that are key to our understanding of the universe today.
Two (stars) aren’t always better than one, especially when you’re trying to track down dark matter in tiny galaxies.
I attempt to summarize what some astronomers have called “undoubtedly the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Let’s take a trip back to 1979 to check out the first signs of an ocean hidden deep beneath Europa’s icy shell.
A handy guide from 1945!
We dive back into one of the earliest studies of the outer solar system that helped us understand how four gas giants playing a chaotic game of catch could have knocked Pluto into its topsy-turvy orbit.