A look at a classic paper exploring a novel technique to select distant galaxies by waiting for them to drop out of the spectra…
Since gravitational waves are now on the tip of every astronomer’s tongue, today’s post looks back at a classic paper’s key result that is quintessential in the search for gravitational waves using pulsar timing arrays.
Through tangled magnetic fields, super massive black holes and at least one otter, we explore how the phenomenal jets launched from the centre of galaxies are created.
This article explores the utility of galaxy clusters as a probe for precision cosmology, by reviewing some of the seminal literature in the field. Somewhere along the way, a symphony is heard.
Heavy stars live like rock stars: they live fast, become big, and die young. Low mass stars, on the other hand, are more persistent, and live longer. Fusing hydrogen slow and steady wins the stellar age-race.
Planets seem to occur all over the place in the universe. However, it is still unknown how they form. The growth of objects larger than meter size is difficult because objects of this size quickly fall into the central star. This Astrobite gives a small overview of the meter-size barrier as found by Stuart J. Weidenschilling in 1977.