There are some papers that present relations that are important enough to get their own names. This astrobite presents three relations that have a remarkable similar shape, namely the Faber-Jackson, Tully-Fisher and M-sigma relations.
It’s been 50 years since Nikolai Kardashev proposed his eponymous scale for ranking hypothetical civilisations based on their energy consumption. We take a look at its theoretical and practical impact, and how it’s still influencing SETI today
More than a year ago, scientists managed to land on a comet for the very first time in human history. Read on to get a compact overview of some of the most important results of the mission obtained so far.
Astronomy & astrophysics is certainly an exciting field of research, but imagine there is a lot of research in other fields as well. How has research across different disciplines evolved in the past and how will astrophysics & astronomy do in terms of interdisciplinarity in the future?
Much of what we know today about exoplanets is due to the success of the radial velocity method. Where does it stand now? What is its future?
A common measure of the quality of a fit is the chi-squared statistic. While common, implementation of this statistic assumes uncorrelated noise, which is much less common. Today, we discuss how to deal with noise that is correlated and why it’s important.