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Driving Jets from the Sun

What launches powerful eruptions from the Sun’s surface? New simulations explore how reconfiguring magnetic fields can lead to explosions of energy.

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Astrobites

Can We Detect Exo-Seasons?

Astrobites explores whether we’ll be able to observe seasons on warm-Jupiter exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Hubble reveals a detailed look at the dwarf galaxy hosting the smallest active supermassive black hole known.

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An Eccentric Planet Skims a Giant Star

Scientists have discovered the most eccentric planet known to orbit a giant star.

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Galactic Pairs in the Early Universe

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, today we’ll be exploring apparent pairs of galaxies in the distant, early universe.

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Astrobites

GW170817: The X-Ray Emission Did What?

Astrobites reports on what we’ve learned from X-ray observations of the momentous neutron-star merger GW170817.

dwarf galaxy
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Are We Really Missing Small Galaxies?

We observe far fewer small galaxies than current theory predicts. Are these galaxies actually missing, or is this a problem of interpretation?

Heliosphere

Our solar system is traveling through interstellar gas and dust. What happens where the solar wind and interstellar medium meet?

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A New Look at Speeding Outflows

Chandra and Hubble have teamed up for a multi-eye look at an ultra-fast outflow speeding from the supermassive black hole at the center of a nearby active galaxy.