Traces of planets devoured by their host stars can possibly be found within the external layers of the stellar surface. These remains tell a story of the evolution and architecture of different planetary systems and grant new appreciation for our relatively calm environment.
In the latest of our #UndergradResearch series, discover Dorsa Majidi’s research on what it takes to create a new type of evolved stellar object!
Today’s paper searches for hot binary companions of blue straggler stars.
In the latest of our #UndergradResearch series, discover William Balmer’s research on how direct imaging can show us more about planet formation!
Using new observations from the UVCANDELS survey, a possible link between recent star formation, merger frequency, and the size-mass evolution of massive, quiescent galaxies is investigated.
Today’s authors work out a full orbital solution for a binary microlensing system, indicating the method’s potential to probe the mass distribution of dark objects.