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Most Jupiter-like exoplanets go undetected. But do they leave a mark on the more easily detectable inner terrestrial worlds?
What happens when a star swings too close to a black hole?
Could the Moon have formed from multiple impacts? Find out in today’s guest post by Jacob Azoulay.
Astro2020 is a process of self-assessment of the astronomical community to establish priorities for the next decade. This year, Astrobites participated in this decadal survey with a white paper that describes our mission and our vision. Learn all about them!
The absence of dusty circumplanetary disks around young giant planets suggests moonetesimals grow relatively quickly.
Is the evolution of galaxies and their AGN driven by past mergers?
Astronomy beyond the research
Recent events surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope have brought this ongoing controversy to the forefront of conversation once again. Building upon a previous Astrobite, today’s post reviews how western astronomy has historically interacted with the Indigenous Hawaiian community.
Outreach benefits both parties — it inspires the next generation of scientists and reminds us why we became scientists in the first place. I speak a bit about my experience as a camp counselor at astronomy camp and the lesson I learned in asking good questions.
This LGBT STEM day, learn about the lives and research of LGBTQ+ figures in astronomy.
Navigating careers in astronomy
Dr. Philip Scherrer has studied our nearest star for over 50 years. In his talk at #AAS234, he’ll tell us about what he’s learned — both about the Sun, and about being a scientist!
Professor Xander Tielens, a chemical physicist and self-described moon child, studies molecules in the interstellar medium as a tool for understanding everything from galaxy evolution to the origin of life. Learn more at his plenary talk at #AAS234.
Professor Elisabeth Mills studies one of the most mysterious regions of the Milky Way: the galactic center. Learn about the stars, gas, and a black hole that make this such an exciting area of research ahead of her talk at #AAS234.