Black holes, space travel and Hawaii. Meet Chris Impey before his out of this world keynote at #AAS230
When it comes to habitability for Earth-like life, we’ve got more than just liquid water to worry about. Today’s astrobite looks at how planets could lose portions of their atmospheres to quasar radiation.
Orbits around a black hole can be fascinatingly intricate. Surprisingly, the simple precessing ellipse we observe in planetary motion is not what we see close to a black hole.
A Happy New Year from everyone at Astrobites! Read on to find out about our fun events, collaborations and top-read articles in the last 12 months!
Through tangled magnetic fields, super massive black holes and at least one otter, we explore how the phenomenal jets launched from the centre of galaxies are created.
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.