Today’s dual-language post takes a look at a classic paper of Shakura & Sunyaev written in 1973. Whilst this paper advanced our understanding of accretion disks, we still have an incomplete theoretical picture. That may all change
How do tidal disruption events contribute to massive black hole growth?
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?