A new technique allows for precise measurements of the brightest stars observed by the Kepler and K2 missions. For its debut, the authors looked at the Pleiades Cluster.
The era of petabyte and exabyte astronomical surveys is rapidly approaching. How will we store all this data and ensure its longevity for future decades of astronomers? Check out Dr. Alex Szalay’s plenary talk at #AAS233 to find out!
An novel method that could add texture to other worlds.
Using new Gaia data, the authors update the stellar radii for the majority of Kepler’s stars. While they find that most stars have similar radii to previous reported values, there are some large discrepancies.
Yes, even astronomers get competitive. Which team will develop the best method to measure the Hubble constant, H0, using information derived from strong gravitational lensing images?
I wanted to call this post “Hubble Trouble,” but six hundred people have already done that.