Two seemingly unrelated stars, each with several exoplanets, turn out to be members of an enormous, diffuse star cluster. Plus, baby squid go to the ISS, new images from China’s Zhurong rover, a brightening blazar, and an interview with scientist Sophia Gad-Nasr and artist Cathrin Machin about how art and science work together.
In new research, scientists examined the populations of stars observed by the Kepler and K2 missions and found that the solar systems were different depending on the type of star involved. Plus, CHIME results, a brown dwarf’s atmosphere, a stream of stars in the Milky Way, and an interview with PSI’s Dr. Candice Hansen about the recent Ganymede flyby of NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
The most precise measurements of the universe’s composition and growth have been reported in almost thirty new papers based on Dark Energy Survey observations of 229 million galaxies and covering one-eighth of the sky. Plus, stories from the first day of the AAS conference, all the volcanoes, and mission updates.
Climate change is a leading problem in today’s society, and today we have a quartet of stories on its effect on the world around us. Plus, more coverage from the AAS meeting with three stories on black holes, as well as dating supernovae, breaking a star, and magnetic chaos in a galaxy.
Multiple international teams determine that a 2020 gamma-ray burst was actually a giant flare from a magnetar and that flare originated from a nearby galaxy. Plus, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is ready for a new survey, NASA extends two planetary missions, and What’s Up in the night sky this next week.
Researchers using NASA’s TESS and the Keck Observatory found a rocky planet orbiting a 10-billion-year-old star in the Milky Way, up in the galaxy’s thick disk. Plus more planetary news from the AAS Winter Meeting, a magnetar, colliding galaxies, and gravitational wave news.