A mysterious pair of stars speeding through the outskirts of our galaxy together puzzles astronomers
Today’s paper describes models of what a nearby supernova would do to a young planetary system, and looks at whether the same may have happened to our own solar system.
Today’s bite looks at how the ratio of various elements can inform our view of what happens during a supernova.
It should be easy to figure out which way a pulsar is spinning, right? Wrong.
Supernova remnant magnetic fields may play a key role in accelerating electrons to relativistic velocities. West et al. investigate the magnetic field conditions inside young supernova remnants and discover that they may not be as well-behaved as they appear.
Astronomy research can be conducted in countless ways, but when’s the last time you chopped into a tree to learn about the cosmos?