Einstein@Home Finds a Double Neutron Star

Have you been contributing your computer idle time to the Einstein@Home project? If so, you’re partly responsible for the program’s recent discovery of a new double-neutron-star system!

Milky Way

The Milky Way’s dense central bulge is a very different environment than the galactic disk. Do the differences affect the ability of planets to form there?

coronal mass ejection

It Turns Out the Sun Is More Chill Than We...

Astrobites reports on a closer look at the Sun’s past activity levels.

SN 1994D

Matching Supernovae to Galaxies

A major challenge for modern supernova surveys is identifying the galaxy that hosted each explosion. Is there an accurate and efficient way to do this that avoids investing significant human resources?

Pop III stars

X-Ray Background from Early Binaries

What impact did X-rays from the first binary star systems have on the universe around them? A new study suggests this radiation may have played an important role during the reionization of our universe.

47 Tucanae

The True Colours of a Blue Straggler

Astrobites tackles the question of where blue straggler stars come from — as well as where they’re going.

comet 67P's coma

Featured Image: A Comet’s Coma

These images of comet 67P mark the first time we’ve been able to study the inner coma of a comet at this level of detail.

AAS Publishing News

Are you an astronomer considering submitting a paper to an AAS journal? If so, this post is for you! Read on to find out what’s new in the latest update to AAS’s LaTeX class file, available for download now.

SuperTIGER launch

The SuperTIGER experiment flew over Antarctica for 55 days, collecting millions of galactic cosmic rays. What can it tell us about the origins of these high-energy particles?