Isotropy, and by extension the Cosmological Principle, is tested to its limits, by a new modeling study of CMB fluctuations from PLANCK. Are groundbreaking results seen?
What can we learn from the lack of giant planets found at wide separations?
There are some papers that present relations that are important enough to get their own names. This astrobite presents three relations that have a remarkable similar shape, namely the Faber-Jackson, Tully-Fisher and M-sigma relations.
The first Kepler mission observed hundreds of thousands of stars, and approximately 7500 of them are of potential interest. In this astrobite, we learn how astronomers are sifting through all these data in search for exoplanets.
This article explores the utility of galaxy clusters as a probe for precision cosmology, by reviewing some of the seminal literature in the field. Somewhere along the way, a symphony is heard.
By combining galaxy formation histories and planet formation models, we can estimate the number of potential civilizations in our Universe.