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.
Star-forming galaxies form stars at different rates. Could this be the model that reveals the underlying physics?
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.