Stars at later stages of their evolution lack planets at small orbits, which is believed to be a consequence of disruption. However, the authors of the featured article found a large planet around a star at a late stage of its evolution.
Astrobites interviews Sean Carroll, one of the leading theoretical cosmologists of our time, about our universe, his new book and everything in between.
A glimpse of the #SPIEastro conference in Edinburgh
There are some papers that present relations that are important enough to get their own names. This astrobite presents three relations that have a remarkable similar shape, namely the Faber-Jackson, Tully-Fisher and M-sigma relations.
The image of the protoplanetary disk around HL Tau illustrating ring structures triggered a huge “WOW!”. Read on and get convinced by recent observations of TW Hya that ring structures seem to be rule rather than the exception.
In the era of extremely large telescopes, let’s take look at the opposite end: the extremely little telescopes. KELT, or the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope, is one of them.