How could we measure winds on a distant brown dwarf or a Jupiter-like planet?
Violent collisions give rise to some of the densest, most massive planets in our galaxy.
A team of astronomers led by Dr. Sandra Jeffers from the University of Göttingen have discovered a multiplanet system of super-Earths only 11 light-years from the Earth.
The Hubble tension is one of the biggest issues in modern cosmology. Why can we not agree on the expansion rate of the Universe? Today’s authors propose a solution: The actual disagreement might be in the assumed mean temperature of the cosmic microwave background.
Graduate student David Zegeye writes about his experience as a Black astronomer from Chicago, and about UChicago’s past and present vis-à-vis the land it occupies.
Today for #BlackInAstro week, we summarize a sociological study on Black students’ science aspirations & how to improve the “thinkability” of science careers.