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!
Planets are occasionally found swallowed by their dying host stars. Where and how often does this happen?
Radiation from massive stars can melt away protoplanetary disks. What can the leftover disks tell us about the environment from which they formed?
Today’s post presents SIMBA, a cosmological simulation that focuses on understanding the growth and evolution of black holes and their host galaxy.
NICER discovers that an accreting millisecond pulsar is actually in a record-setting orbit of 38 minutes with a white dwarf, making it the shortest orbit for this type of X-ray pulsar!
Observations from the MaNGA survey help to answer the question: What are the features of a galaxy that appears to have undergone recent gas accretion?