Dust n’ H2

Dust n’ H2

The diffuse interstellar medium (ISM) isn’t as smooth as its name makes it sound. In today’s astrobite, we look at one mechanism for clumping up the diffuse ISM, and how that mechanism could affect molecular hydrogen formation.

Gaia and the 14000 (white) dwarfs

Gaia and the 14000 (white) dwarfs

Imagine going from having data on 250 white dwarfs to almost 14,000 overnight… Thanks to the latest Gaia data release, this dream became reality, allowing astronomers to look for patterns in the local white dwarf population for the very first time.