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.
Astronomers have long believed the Moon formed from a giant impact. Are multiple medium-sized impacts a better explanation?
Transient noise in the LIGO detector – called “glitches” – can contaminate gravitational wave signals. We need to know how to deal with them, particularly in the case when we don’t know what the signal will look like.
How can we make astronomy as a field more inclusive for LGBT+ folks? Read on to learn about recommendations that we can all act on!
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.
Scrutinizing a popular method of characterizing exoplanet atmospheres reveals an inherent degeneracy that may only be overcome in special cases.