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 author revisits a seminal article that reviews our understanding of AGN feedback, and comes out extremely impressed with the status quo (and the parallels with fictional universes).
The first Kepler mission observed hundreds of thousands of stars, and approximately 7500 of them are of potential interest. In this astrobite, we learn how astronomers are sifting through all these data in search for exoplanets.
Astrophysics covers a huge amount of scales from subatomic size to the size of the universe. Nevertheless, it is often possible to describe fundamental phenomena only with the help of few equations – although doing the calculations may reveal surprises.
If you hold an engineering diploma and dream of exploring the universe, this Astrobite is for you: practical advice on how to take the leap into astronomy and astrophysics.