Final Highlights from AAS – New Stars Everywhere

Final Highlights from AAS – New Stars Everywhere

The American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting came to an end yesterday, but it is going to take us the rest of this week to get through even the highlights of what has happened. This week was full of controversy, existential crisis, and a diversity of non-stop...

How do Dust and Magnetic fields effect [everything]?

It has long been a joke in Astronomy that if you wanted to really mess with someone, you should ask “how do magnetic fields and dust effect that?” These two factors, which permeate most of space in various amounts, are extraordinarily hard to understand, but affect...

Galaxies (and moons and star formation) in Alignment

Today is a day when our science is all about alignments, on both the largest and smaller scales of our Universe. One of the basic rules of cosmology, the cosmological principle, is that at the largest scales our universe is homogeneous and isotropic, which is to say...

Science on the Run

Today our science is on the run in various directions. Hyabusa 2 is heading home after exploring Ryugu, the Kuiper Belt Object MU69 gets an official name, and a supermassive black hole kicks a star out of the Milky Way.  Hayabusa2 departs from Ryugu (JAXA)Hayabusa 2...

Galactic Drama and Baby Binaries in a Pretzel

Today’s news is a hot mess – literally. We bring you stories of our galaxy flaring out jets, the formation of the universe’s web of large scale structure, and of a binary star system forming in a pretzel of gas and dust. Transcript (with links) This...
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