The Epoch of Reionization remains one of the most transformative periods of the Universe. Using a technique to break observations into different size components, the authors of today’s paper directly investigate the galaxies which might have been responsible for this change in the Universe’s history.
White dwarfs, the tiny, burnt out cores that stars like the Sun leave behind when they run out of fuel, are a surprisingly ideal place to look for potentially habitable planets. The authors of today’s paper have checked to see if we haven’t already found one, entirely by accident.
Ion2 is a compact, intensely star-forming galaxy. With its help we can shed light on one of the most significant transitions the Universe underwent – the very transition from being opaque to see-through.
Observations of ten different exoplanet atmospheres could be the very beginning of a modern-day exoplanet HR diagram.
Today’s paper explores the galactic homes of superluminous supernovae — some of the brightest explosions in our universe.
Today we review a study searching for a way to measure the ages of stars in a galaxy. The quantity of long period variable stars gives information about the life cycle of a galaxy, and the authors explain that with their new technique it is possible to take the “pulse” of a galaxy.