TESS confirms its first discovery of a planet orbiting not one but two stars. These systems were long though to be highly unstable. So, is there any chance for Tatooine out there?
Today we’ve got an interview with the awesome Professor Smadar Naoz at @UCLA, #AAS237 plenary speaker and Helen B. Warner prize winner! Read on about her journey in astronomy and her awesome work about dynamics.
In today’s undergraduate research post, the unusual brightness changes of the famous ‘Winking Star’ binary system is used to constrain properties of the disk that surrounds this intriguing system.
How does pulsations help us study the core composition of white dwarfs? Find out in today’s guest post by Yuchen Xing.
The Zwicky Transient Factory (ZTF) observes the entire northern sky and collects data on as many stars as possible. Combing through the light curves of 20 million stars with periodic changes in brightness, the authors of today’s paper found a hidden gem called ZTF J1539+5027, an eclipsing white dwarf binary with an orbital period of only 6.91 minutes.
Today’s authors check whether twin stars in binaries are identical or fraternal, chemically.