We report on Day 1 of the winter AAS meeting in Seattle, WA. Highlights include a discussion of interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua, an overview of first results from TESS, a dragon in the Orion Nebula, and a look at the role identities play in astronomy.
Some galaxies are easy to find—others, like dusty galaxies with extreme star formation, are a bit harder to track down. Come to Professor Caitlin Casey’s #AAS233 talk to learn how we can find these galaxies in the “obscured early universe”!
Observations from the MaNGA survey help to answer the question: What are the features of a galaxy that appears to have undergone recent gas accretion?
We can learn a lot about the history of the universe from the stars we see in the night sky today. In today’s astrobite, we look at the history that certain carbon-enhanced, metal-poor stars might be trying to tell.
A series of papers between two research groups, investigating the nature of an unusual distant galaxy.
Taurus-Auriga is the nearest large star-forming region, but its stellar membership roster is still incomplete. In today’s bite we’ll see if there are older members among the newbies.