Today’s post presents SIMBA, a cosmological simulation that focuses on understanding the growth and evolution of black holes and their host galaxy.
Today’s post looks at the investigation of a very small galaxy hosting a black hole that’s 15% of its total mass. This paper investigates whether this was once a much bigger galaxy, but has been robbed of its stars by a close call with another nearby galaxy.
Today’s paper makes predictions for the yet-to-be-observed dwarf galaxy population around Andromeda’s satellite galaxy, M33. It provides scientific justification for a future mission with WFIRST.
We can learn a lot about the history of the universe from the stars we see in the night sky today. In today’s astrobite, we look at the history that certain carbon-enhanced, metal-poor stars might be trying to tell.
Let’s take a closer look at planet formation via core accretion. Does the accretion physics let us decipher other secrets of a planet long after the accretion is over?
According to one theory of planet formation, the secret to forming massive planets is through itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny pebbles of dust. In today’s astrobite, we explore what sort of planets these little pebbles could form.