The authors of today’s astrobite try and assess how much knowledge you can actually gain about the first four Harry Potter books by only watching the fourth movie. In other words, what can you learn about planet formation by looking at observations of exoplanets?
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.
Measuring exoplanet composition by studying a white dwarf’s atmosphere
Theres trouble brewing in the field of cosmology, as astrophysicists attempt to understand the latest measurements of the Hubble constant.
The latest science from a few early-career researchers.
In the Triangulum Galaxy, over the course of a hundred thousand years, three supernova exploded from the same star cluster. The remains of these explosions have expanded into a trio of giant bubbles nested within each other.