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Today’s post presents SIMBA, a cosmological simulation that focuses on understanding the growth and evolution of black holes and their host galaxy.
Today’s post has been inspired by the following quote: “have yall seen this new theory of how the moon formed?? …honestly im shook”
A combination of infrared spectrograph and laser frequency comb provides unprecedented precisions in the hunt for habitable planets around nearby, cool stars.
Radio observations of a nearby protoplanetary disk have revealed the discovery of a new molecule, formic acid, which is the first organic acid to be found in a planet-forming disk. The discovery of such biologically-relevant molecules can tell us something about questions related to the origins of life in other nascent planetary systems.
Some hot Jupiters that like living dangerously are spiraling rapidly into their stars. Could that be connected to how squishy and wobbly they are?
In this new paper, the authors combine the adaptive powers of machine learning with the problem of crater identification. Identifying craters is a difficult task, but can help us better understand the history of our solar system.
Astronomy beyond the research
Exquisite measurements of physical and chemical properties of protoplanetary disks from ALMA hold important clues to the history of planet formation. Come listen to Dr. Lauren Ilsedore Cleeves’ plenary lecture at #AAS233 to know more!
We report on Day 2 of the winter AAS meeting in Seattle, WA. Highlights include a discussion of the latest news in planet formation, an overview of future proposed space missions, and a look at the history of gravitational-wave detectors.
We report on Day 1 of the winter AAS meeting in Seattle, WA. Highlights include a discussion of interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua, an overview of first results from TESS, a dragon in the Orion Nebula, and a look at the role identities play in astronomy.
Navigating careers in astronomy
Dr Nicholas Walton discusses the impacts of GAIA and his research! See him today at #AAS232!
Dwarf galaxies: small blobs of dark matter (and stars and gas), or time traveling machines for studying chemical evolution? Professor Evan Kirby’s upcoming #AAS232 talk will tell you more.
Some galaxies live peaceful lives, calmly making stars at a sedate pace, with supermassive black holes that don’t vomit jets of material. Other galaxies… not so much. Come to Professor Julie Comerford’s upcoming #AAS232 talk to learn more about the weird and wonderful world of active galactic nuclei!