By the time a star becomes a white dwarf, much of its mass will have been lost. When does this mass loss occur and what drives it? Read today’s astrobite to find out.
Ever wondered whether the planet Tatooine could be real? In today’s paper, the authors discuss a new technique to directly image distinct planets orbiting binary stars, just like in Star Wars.
Water worlds – do they exist? Or is there an omnipotent self-regulation mechanism which makes terrestrial planets look like Earth?
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.
White dwarf stars are the final evolutionary state of most stars. They are everywhere in the Galaxy and are relatively easy to model. So can we learn about our Galaxy solely by studying them? The authors of today’s paper show us a way.
Image credits: ESO/Y. Beletsky.
Embark on a dusty journey into the heart of debris disks – and why it’s important to talk dust if you want to understand planets.