What happens when a star swings too close to a black hole?
A neural network enables transient classification with ongoing observations, potentially providing astronomers with more time to study the transient while it is still occurring.
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.
A star being swallowed by a black hole, and with an unusual host galaxy.
The latest science from a few early-career researchers.