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A new technique allows for precise measurements of the brightest stars observed by the Kepler and K2 missions. For its debut, the authors looked at the Pleiades Cluster.
Four new Milky Way dwarf satellite candidates were discovered in 2015 using the Dark Energy Survey. Fainter imaging data are used to further investigate their exact nature.
NICER discovers that an accreting millisecond pulsar is actually in a record-setting orbit of 38 minutes with a white dwarf, making it the shortest orbit for this type of X-ray pulsar!
Can an unexplained signal found inside multiple galaxy clusters tell us something about dark matter? Find out about a tantalising indirect detection by X-ray astronomers.
What does a disk around a binary star look like? One possibility, recently observed around a young star for the first time, is that it is flipped on its side—its rotation is perpendicular to the orbit of the binary system!
Observations of dim galaxies lensed by foreground clusters provides a way of measuring the progression of reionization.
Astronomy beyond the research
A huge welcome to the new authors joining our team for 2019.
We report on Day 4 of the winter AAS meeting in Seattle, WA. Highlights include an exploding space cow, a discussion of data in astronomy, the latest look at the possibility of life beyond earth, and an exploration of climate impact much closer to home.
What’s next in the future of dark matter direct detection experiments? Find out in Dr. Elena Aprile’s plenary talk at #AAS233!
Navigating careers in astronomy
How do the protoplanetary disks around young pre-main sequence stars evolve into planetary systems? Come attend Dr. Catherine Espaillat’s plenary talk “From Disks to Planets: Observing Planet Formation in Disks Around Young Stars” at #AAS233 to know more!
The Milky Way’s nearest neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, is a promising target for deep multi-wavelength observations. Come listen to Prof. Julianne Dalcanton talk about her work catching up with the neighbor at #AAS233!
Some galaxies are easy to find—others, like dusty galaxies with extreme star formation, are a bit harder to track down. Come to Professor Caitlin Casey’s #AAS233 talk to learn how we can find these galaxies in the “obscured early universe”!