Astronomers have found hydrogen contamination in the atmospheres of helium white dwarfs – but where in the world/universe is it coming from?! The authors of today’s astrobite perform statistical tests to see if the source of this pesky hydrogen could be water-bearing rocky bodies out in space.
Today’s ‘beyond’ bite takes you back to 2000, when a new telescope meant to survey the night sky takes the astrophysics community by storm.
The puzzling architecture of the Solar system has long been a headache for planetary dynamicists. An alternative model of the gas giants’ movements may shed new light on the issue.
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).