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.
… and therefore more powerful. Describing dark matter as a fluid allows us to model dark matter candidates with great accuracy.
What created the strong CIV absorption near this Lyman Alpha Emitter?
Thick clouds shroud the interiors of gas giants, like Jupiter, in mystery. Today’s authors set out to blow some of that mystery away. Using equations and modeling, they explore processes of heat transfer within the interiors of hot-start, core-accreting gas giants.
Magnetic fields always make things more compiclated. In today’s paper, the authors studied their effect on the atmosphere of white dwarf stars.
Image credits: ESO/L. Calçada
In a strange, half-lost, piece of work Roger Penrose draws four figures dropping their lines into the depths of a black hole, and in doing so finds a new and hugely influential way to steal energy away from the heart of a spinning singularity.