Our latest posts
Some stars go so fast, they can escape the Milky Way. Today’s article takes a closer look at one of these stars found by Gaia, but is everything as it seems?
This guest post takes a peek at the stars in young massive cluster Westerlund 2!
A strange supernova dubbed iPTF14hls has astronomers scratching their heads. This article presents one possible explanation — pulsations in a massive, dying star.
How can we find an ocean on an exoplanet? Will we be able to find signatures of oceans on Earth-like planets in the coming decades?
We aren’t the only ones with gassy problems…why don’t sub-Saturns accrete enough gas to become full-blown Saturns or Jupiters?
A new algorithm for improving simulations of binary star systems may lead to better understanding of gravitational waves.
Astronomy beyond the research
Just over a week ago astronomers from all over the United States submitted white papers to the Astro2020 decadal survey on topics across the field of astronomy. They are great short summaries of topics from planetary systems to galaxy evolution to multi-messenger astronomy and everything in-between.
Brexit might not seem like a scientific question, but scientists in the UK and across Europe are already feeling its impact. How will leaving the EU affect astronomy in the UK?
A huge welcome to the new authors joining our team for 2019.
Navigating careers in astronomy
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”!
Do you feel lost reading papers? Try reading a review article or a classic paper first!