What if you take the biggest, most massive stars, and watch them explode? Do they look any different from a normal supernova? Let’s find out with today’s supernova iPTF14hls!
To View or Not to View: Explaining Optical/X-ray Evolution in Tidal Disruption Events with Viewing Angle and Accretion Rate Dependence
Today’s paper presents a unified model for tidal disruption events, in which a star gets shredded by the tidal forces of a supermassive black hole!
In this astrobite, astrophysicists use gravitational waves to “listen” for the presence of dark matter and infer its properties!
General relativity to the rescue! Today’s paper teaches us how microlensing data can be used to infer black hole kick natal kick velocities.
Today’s post discusses the discovery of an unusual system: an ultra-cool brown dwarf orbiting a white dwarf!
Today’s authors, the Yale Astronomy Student Council, present a framework for involving graduate students into the faculty hiring process!