We know that supermassive black holes consume almost anything that comes near them. But have you ever wondered how we know when or what they are devouring? Today’s paper provides an answer to that question as the author’s present the first confident detection of an accretion disk around a supermassive black hole following the tidal disruption of a star. Find out what astronomers see when a supermassive black hole has star for lunch!
We report on Day 4 of the winter AAS meeting in Honolulu, HI.
Galactic winds shed new light on an otherwise invisible mechanism at the heart of massive galaxies.
Most Jupiter-like exoplanets go undetected. But do they leave a mark on the more easily detectable inner terrestrial worlds?
The key to understanding how these worlds are built is to consider where they are missing.
Planets are occasionally found swallowed by their dying host stars. Where and how often does this happen?