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.
While searching for an intermediate-mass black hole, scientists instead found a cluster of smaller black holes in the globular cluster NGC 6397. Plus, supernovae, meteorites, and an interview about mapping water ice on Mars with guests Gareth Morgan and Than Putzig from the Planetary Science Institute.
Hubble celebrates the new year with a release of six gorgeous galaxy mergers, imaged as a part of their investigation into star formation rates in such systems. Plus, a weird nebula, a big flare from a tiny star, wind on a brown dwarf, and more.
A massive black hole should be in the galaxy cluster Abell 2261. Observations with Chandra and Hubble haven’t located it. Plus, classifying supernovae with AI, neutron stars, the lithium composition problem, and more planetary science.
Join us today as we take a look at today’s top story – a planet has been found still in orbit around its white dwarf star even after a supernova. Then we discuss how a Wolf-Rayet binary system is a dust factory. Finally, new works show neutron stars are NOT producing all those heavy elements, the solar minimum is over, Plus special guest, Sara Seager from MIT.
Quantum effects observed in white dwarfs; machine learning helps find low-oxygen-abundance galaxy; signs of possible neutron star in SN 1987A; pair of recent meteorites found in Australia
Join us today as we look at how quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of general relativity work together in white dwarfs. Machine learning is used to find a galaxy with an extremely low abundance of oxygen. Scientists find signs of a neutron star in supernova 1987A. And researchers managed to locate two recently arrived meteorites in Australia with the help of fireball detection cameras.