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!
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.