How common are icy polar caps like ours on Earth-like exoplanets? Today’s paper explores the many versions of surface ice possible on Earth-like exoplanets, even including equatorial ice belts!
Many astronomers believe that AGN activity is responsible for suppressing star formation. However, it appears that maybe the past behaviour of AGN is what’s really to blame.
How do neutron stars acquire such strong magnetic fields? Why do these fields differ between pulsars and magnetars? Today’s paper suggests that *convective dynamos* may be at play.
Simulations of planet formation around binary stars compare coplanar vs perpendicular orbits.
Can fake data help to make real computational gains? In today’s paper, the authors describe using machine learning to boost the resolution of cosmological simulations.
Today’s paper proposes a machine learning method to recover fundamental cosmological parameters directly from sky maps. Will gastrophysics get in the way?