Colliding gas clouds are believed to be the nurseries of baby stars. Could we tell observationally whether a cloud has experienced collisions?
Astrophysics covers a huge amount of scales from subatomic size to the size of the universe. Nevertheless, it is often possible to describe fundamental phenomena only with the help of few equations – although doing the calculations may reveal surprises.
Today’s guest post from Diana Yoder discusses the formation of magnetic twisters in the Sun.
Magnetic fields are believed to play an integral role in the formation of stars and protoplanetary disks. Today’s article took the one of the closest looks ever at the magnetic field around a baby star and unveiled its underlying structure.
Spirou often runs into fantastic adventures with his courageous, and sharp pet squirrel Spip. Their next adventure: a radial velocity spectrograph. What sophisticated technology is this? How does it work? What can it help us find?
The energy injected into galaxies from dying stars through supernovae plays an important role in how they evolve in a process known as feedback. However, cosmic rays generated by supernovae may be equally important in constructing a complete picture of galaxy evolution. The authors of today’s astrobite investigate this by producing hydrodynamics simulations including supernovae, cosmic rays, and magnetic fields.