On KELT-16b you would melt. I would melt too. A look at an exciting and newly discovered Hot Jupiter, and why KELT-16b is a valuable addition to the group of boiling gas giant planets, and a fantastic target for future atmospheric studies.
Observing protoplanetary disks with ALMA yields astonishing information about structures in disks. Today’s astrobite presents and discusses a thrilling disk with an inner dust cavity, as well as gaps and rings. Moreover the gaseous disk extends to much larger radii in gas than the dusty disk and may possibly be evidence for radial drift and effects of planet formation.
The halo of the Milky Way is old. You’ve probably heard that a million times. But can we know more about its age than simply “it’s old”? Yes, we can — and that leads to interesting results!
Image credits: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss/Ohio State/A Gupta et al.
A look at a classic paper exploring a novel technique to select distant galaxies by waiting for them to drop out of the spectra…
There she blows! A detective case tracking the motion of material ejected from a star to figure out when the star exploded.
High resolution observations of the Orion Nebula show a complex collision between two extreme types of gas.