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We think we know how planets form, but what about planets that seem to have formed very fast? ‘Oumuamua-like objects may be the missing link.
Graduate students: apply now for a workshop on science communication just for physical scientists from ComSciCon and AIP!
Moons of exoplanets have not yet been conclusively. Today’s authors carefully re-evaluate some of the evidence for their own candidate detection of the first known exomoon.
New observations of pulsing variable stars weigh in on the Hubble tension. Find out how in this Astrobite!
How can we measure how fast an object is spinning when we can’t even see it? Read on to hear about measurements of a black hole pirouetting at breakneck speeds!
Over the years of debating dark matter, scientists have conjectured many different types and culprits. Read today’s bite to find out why Cold Dark Matter prevails.
Astronomy beyond the research
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.
What’s next in the future of dark matter direct detection experiments? Find out in Dr. Elena Aprile’s plenary talk at #AAS233!
How do the protoplanetary disks around young pre-main sequence stars evolve into planetary systems? Come attend Dr. Catherine Espaillat’s plenary talk “From Disks to Planets: Observing Planet Formation in Disks Around Young Stars” at #AAS233 to know more!
Navigating careers in astronomy
Today we explore how to handle grad school rejection, with different career paths and anecdotes from similar experiences.
In today’s Astrobite, we consider suggestions for establishing a personal definition of success in astronomy.
Dr Nicholas Walton discusses the impacts of GAIA and his research! See him today at #AAS232!