Steep density drop-offs and orbits with high inclinations and eccentricities are just a few of the mysterious features in the outer reaches of our Solar System – can a single stellar fly-by help explain all of them?
Many satellite galaxies in the local universe are orbiting their parent galaxies in highly coherent planes—yet such structures are vanishingly rare in simulations. What gives?
What role did quasars play in reionizing the early universe?
NASA’s TESS spacecraft has launched! Today’s paper predicts how many exoplanets it will find.
The Sun’s closest neighbor star Proxima Centauri—normally invisible to the naked eye—may have briefly become visible by increasing in brightness over 100 times for a few minutes back in 2016 in the largest flare ever seen from it.
Using 14 years of high resolution near-infrared imaging, radio observations of molecular gas, and a hydrodynamic simulation the authors show that spiral arms seen in the protoplanetary disk around HD 100453 A are caused by its M-dwarf companion.