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TESS was built to find exoplanets. But it turns out it can help us learn a lot about comets too!
The ‘mass gap’ is a mass range bereft of any observed neutron stars or black holes. What can gravitational waves tell us about possible inhabitants of this terra incognita?
What makes a starburst galaxy? Do they have more gas or more efficient star-formation?
New scattered-light images reveal striking substructure in circumstellar disks around nearby low-mass stars.
Gravitational waves have been used to measure the Hubble constant before, but the uncertainties were too large to provide competitive constraints. However, using lensed gravitational wave events could be a game-changer.
Today’s paper explains why the rotation curves of dwarf galaxies continue to baffle astronomers.
Astronomy beyond the research
Astronomy is known for its beautiful images. Join me on a tour to discover how we can communicate astronomy without relying on vision.
In his new book, astronomer and former NASA Chief Historian Steven Dick outlines a classification system for all of astronomy. Will it catch on?
An Astro2020 white paper presents evidence that GRE is biased and a poor predictor of PhD success, and offers guidelines for eliminating the requirement from graduate school admissions.
Navigating careers in astronomy
Professor James Head III worked for the Apollo program which saw humans first land on the Moon nearly 50 years ago. Find out how we are continuing to explore the Moon and what it can still teach us ahead of his plenary talk at #AAS234. Is it time we went back?
Come ask questions at Dr. Alice Shapley’s #AAS234 talk to learn about interesting events that happened a long time ago, to galaxies far, far away!
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!