Illustration of the Milky Way's disk and halo

Dark Halos and Warped Disks

Can impact-tilted dark matter halos explain why so many spiral galaxies have warped disks?

An artist’s rendering of a small satellite in orbit above the earth. A telescope barrel extends from an otherwise uninterrupted rectangular prism.

Patience Rewarded with a Planet

A recently discovered exoplanet required immense patience to uncover, both from an international team of astronomers and from a plucky suitcase-sized satellite.

illustration of a brown dwarf

Researchers have taken another look at a peculiar brown dwarf, highlighting the challenges of studying these cool, cloudy objects.

dusty star forming region

Astrobites reports on the assumptions used in photoionization models that affect our understanding of ionized gas clouds surrounding hot stars.

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Featured Image: Solar Flares in Focus

A new catalog of solar flares aims to understand why some flares are accompanied by massive explosions of plasma and others are not.

neutron stars approaching a merger

How precise will our measurements of neutron star sizes be when future gravitational wave observatories come online?

illustration of the TRAPPIST-1 planets

Five articles provide perspectives on the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, from JWST’s first search for the innermost planets’ atmospheres to the prospect of detecting life, should it exist.

A photograph of a closed, spherical telescope dome as seen during the day. Mountains are visible in the background, and several cars are parked in front of a large loading bay.

With the help of citizen scientists, astronomers have uncovered evidence that three previously observed sources are actually rare brown dwarf binaries.