Our gas giants spin slower than one might expect. Turns out gas giants outside of our solar system are also slower than originally what we might have thought! Today’s astrobite answers the question: What’s up with dat?
Astronomers have been finding planets around M dwarf stars for a while. Can we go even cooler and find planets around the diverse L and T spectral group?
Most Jupiter-like exoplanets go undetected. But do they leave a mark on the more easily detectable inner terrestrial worlds?
Millisecond pulsars haven’t been observed to spin faster than ~700 Hz — if they don’t fly apart until ~1 kHz, why haven’t we found any faster specimens?
Do we really understand how black holes grow? Using new methods to run high resolution simulations, the authors of this paper investigate the evolution of gas near a supermassive black hole – and their results have serious implications for the models commonly used in cosmological simulations.
The mere existence of a binary asteroid near Jupiter can enlighten us to conditions in the early Solar System and shake up what we thought we knew about this time period!