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A digestible summary of Astrobites in 2017 in one bite-size Astrobite.
We revisit the discovery of the binary pulsar and it’s important impact on modern astronomy and astrophysics.
How do galaxies transform from blue, star-forming discs into the massive red-and-dead ellipticals that we observe so frequently? Post-starburst galaxies, caught in this transition phase, might hold the answers to this puzzle in galaxy evolution.
There’s more happening for the surface of Mars than just piles of Martian rock. In today’s astrobite, we look at laboratory experiments done right here on Earth to learn more about the climate of our dusty neighbor.
The hottest point in hot Jupiter atmospheres should be directly below their star or blown slightly eastward by winds. What is happening on CoRoT-2b?
Continuous gravitational waves produced by spinning neutron stars are another avenue for LIGO to listen to the Universe.
Astronomy beyond the research
We report on Day 4 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an overview of the electromagnetic counterparts to LIGO’s first neutron-star merger, a look at the powerful instrumentation that detected gravitational waves, and a discussion of science funding in the context of our political climate.
We report on Day 3 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an overview of the latest results from space telescopes, a look at our sister planet Venus, and discussion of data science’s role in astronomy.
Meet plenary speaker Mansi Kasliwal, who is excited about rare, new transients and has a passion for discovery.
Navigating careers in astronomy
Gabriela González studies ripples through space and time. Read more about her research and career before her keynote at #AAS231!
How is the game of science policy played? What’s the art of the trade? How does the sausage get made? Science policy expert David Goldston will give you the rundown at #AAS231.
Professor Lars Bildsten understand the values of change — stellar change, that is. Read more about his research and career before his keynote at #AAS231!