Astronomy has traditionally been a very visual science, but it doesn’t have to stay this way. Learn how the organizers of the Audible Universe, a conference on sonification in astronomy, are paving the way for more inclusive and accessible data in astronomy by making the stars sing.
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Today’s paper looks at two types of lenticular galaxies — seemingly alike, they took very different evolutionary paths.
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Most large molecules form in the ice layers of dust grains, but we often observe these molecules in the gas phase. Today’s paper explores how cosmic rays can ‘knock’ molecules from the ice to the gas, a process known as desorption.
Stars are known to experience burst of energy, known as flares. But what happens to biological molecules in the atmospheres of planets when a flare occurs? Today’s paper answers that by adding a bit of “flare” to exoplanets.