We report on Day 2 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an exciting update on the repeating fast radio burst, a look at the evolution of galaxy clusters and what’s between them, and a summary of the state of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Prof. Charlie Conroy’s research spans from nearby stars to galaxies far, far away. Read more about his exciting research and career before his keynote at #AAS231!
Professor Lars Bildsten understand the values of change — stellar change, that is. Read more about his research and career before his keynote at #AAS231!
A peculiar X-ray binary may contain the first known white dwarf which is still in the process of contracting.
40 Eridani B was the first white dwarf to be discovered, but details of its structure and composition remained a mystery, until today’s paper.
Pulsations are the way for astronomers to probe the interior of stars. Today’s paper announces the discovery of a new class of pulsator stars. What makes them different? And what exciting new things can we learn from that?
Image credits: Paweł Pietrukowicz