Our latest posts
There are a lot of Sun-like stars in the universe. Are they as identical as the name suggests, or are there important differences between them?
Five candidate exoplanets have been found! Read this bite to find out if there are aliens on them! Just kidding… but today’s paper does cover how these candidates were found as well as their potential properties.
I attempt to summarize what some astronomers have called “undoubtedly the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
For tightly packed exoplanet systems, tidal force from other planets may be a significant factor to consider.
The unique nature of the newly discovered dwarf galaxy Ant 2 may have exciting implications for our understanding of dark matter and galaxy formation.
Today’s undergraduate research post features a student who analyzed the motion of tornadoes on the Sun’s surface using spectroscopy. Read on to find out more!
Astronomy beyond the research
We all love lists, especially if they’re short. Here’s one about surviving grad school!
In light of the October 30 ruling on the Thirty Meter Telescope, a review of modern astronomy on Mauna Kea seems warranted. This post came out of the Astrobites Policy Committee, which focuses on science and the government.
Love astronomy and astrophysics? Come join the Astrobites team and apply to write with us! Applications due Nov. 15.
Navigating careers in astronomy
Dr Nicholas Walton discusses the impacts of GAIA and his research! See him today at #AAS232!
Dwarf galaxies: small blobs of dark matter (and stars and gas), or time traveling machines for studying chemical evolution? Professor Evan Kirby’s upcoming #AAS232 talk will tell you more.
Some galaxies live peaceful lives, calmly making stars at a sedate pace, with supermassive black holes that don’t vomit jets of material. Other galaxies… not so much. Come to Professor Julie Comerford’s upcoming #AAS232 talk to learn more about the weird and wonderful world of active galactic nuclei!