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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.
The year is 1978. Some people are wondering how star formation works in weird-looking galaxies.
Astronomy beyond the research
Dr. Peter Fritschel is one of few scientists to help launch a brand new field of astrophysics. Read more about his research before his keynote at #AAS231!
We report on Day 2 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an exciting update on the repeating fast radio burst, a look at the evolution of galaxy clusters and what’s between them, and a summary of the state of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Prof. Charlie Conroy’s research spans from nearby stars to galaxies far, far away. Read more about his exciting research and career before his keynote at #AAS231!
Navigating careers in astronomy
As Professor Robert Fisher says, “if Yoda had to summarize Type Ia supernovae, he might have said something like ‘the classical model is a theory that misread could have been.'” What is he talking about? Come to his #AAS231 talk to find out!
Professor Eric Becklin has spent fifty-four years doing infrared astronomy. Come to his #AAS231 talk to hear a little about what he’s learned over the years.
ADS, ADS Bumblebee, arXiv, and arXiver all help make searching for research papers much easier. Learn more about them in today’s post!