We report on Day 1 of the virtual events based around the cancelled winter AAS meeting.
How do neutron stars acquire such strong magnetic fields? Why do these fields differ between pulsars and magnetars? Today’s paper suggests that *convective dynamos* may be at play.
3D dust mapping in the era of Gaia reveals explosive origin of some of your favorite molecular clouds!
Today’s paper describes a star that spoke its final words in the form of a long brightening before exploding as a supernova!
There’s a problem with dark matter, and two possible solutions: bright, luminous supernovae, or dark matter itself.
Where does the dust in the universe come from? Today’s bite explains that luminous blue variables, a rare type of evolved massive star, may be the second most important producer of dust in galaxies.