Today’s paper investigates the mass composition of galactic cosmic rays using radio astronomy measurements
The authors of today’s paper wanted to use the best available instruments to image HR 8799’s outer debris disk, and look for whether “planet b” appears to have cleared out the disk, in the same way Neptune did for the Kuiper Belt.
Mysterious, brief bursts of radio have been detected many times from what looks to be the same source for the first time.
These hot galaxies show signs of AGN and starburst activity occurring within their dusty interiors.
Astronomers have known for a while that GRBs are sign-posts to galaxies which are forming lots of stars. But today’s paper used radio observations of the gas to connect that star formation to a recent merger.
Recently we have been finding some crazy uses for these unmanned machines. Could investigating the universe be one of them?