Lucy, a new asteroid mission, has begun preparation to target multiple asteroids in the Trojan group near Jupiter for flybys in the late 2020s. Until that date, though, astronomers are busy preparing for the mission and trying to gather all the data on these objects that we can from Earth. Buie et. al. 2018 specifically investigates Leucus and Polymele, using their light curves to tease out information about their color, composition, orbit, and reflectivity.
Did Aboriginal Australians notice that Betelgeuse is a variable star? Today’s paper provides additional evidence that they did.
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In the search for habitable exoplanets, the authors of today’s paper turn their gaze to our own planet, and what we can learn from NASA’s DSCOVR:EPIC observations of Earth.
To provide insight into a typical week in my life as a grad student, I kept a record of my daily activities. How does it compare to your own?
Cool, hazy exoplanets might look a lot like Saturn’s moon Titan. Today’s post explores the possible atmospheres of exo-Titans around a variety of host stars.