Lucy, a new asteroid mission, has begun preparation to target multiple asteroids in the Trojan group near Jupiter for flybys in the late 2020s. Until that date, though, astronomers are busy preparing for the mission and trying to gather all the data on these objects that we can from Earth. Buie et. al. 2018 specifically investigates Leucus and Polymele, using their light curves to tease out information about their color, composition, orbit, and reflectivity.
How do large sunspot groups affect long-term and short-term variations in solar activity?
This year, the Chandra X-ray Observatory is celebrating its 20-year legacy. Dr. Ryan Hickox of Dartmouth College will explain how the resulting discoveries have shaped our view of the high-energy universe in his plenary talk at #AAS233.
Observations from the MaNGA survey help to answer the question: What are the features of a galaxy that appears to have undergone recent gas accretion?
What can the colors of Kuiper Belt Objects tell us about how the Solar System formed and evolved?
A possible super-Earth was discovered 6 light years from us around Barnard’s star, but does it actually exist?