What do mythology, Tolkien, and astrophysics have in common?
What do giraffes and unicorns have in common with red giant binary systems? Find out in today’s bite!
In today’s paper: how does tidal dissipation and gravitational wave emission affect the result of encounters between stars and black hole binaries in stellar clusters?
We don’t talk about accretion disks enough, but they hide so much physics in them! The authors of today’s paper try to understand which physical effect wins in circumbinary disks!
In today’s paper, the authors test the theory that the earliest, metal-poorest stars are the primary source of binary black hole mergers.
As part of our #BlackInAstro series for Black History Month, we interview Dr. Gibor Basri, a pioneer in stellar astronomy (one of the discoverers of brown dwarfs) and the founding Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley!