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A beautiful barred spiral stretches out from a round, bright yellow glowing core. The stars shift from yellow to white to bluish, and dark filaments are laced with pink active star-forming regions.
Astrobites

The Magnetic Menagerie of NGC 1097

Astrobites reports on the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097, where there’s more to the magnetic field than meets the eye.

Simulated image showing a foreground black hole warping spacetime around it, with a background of red and blue stars in the center of a galaxy.
Features

Merging Black Holes vs. Gas and Stars

When galaxies merge, their black holes can merge, too. What effect do stars and gas have on the merger of massive black holes?

A volcanic eruption appears on the limb of Jupiter's moon Io
AAS News

DPS 53: Days 3, 4, and 5

This week we’re bringing you planetary science news from the 53rd AAS Division for Planetary Sciences meeting. Here are the highlights from Days 3, 4, and 5!

close-up image of the interior of an asteroid fragment

Take a moment to peek inside a carbonaceous chondrite — a stony meteorite nearly unchanged since its formation billions of years ago.

DPS 53: Days 1-2
AAS News

DPS 53: Days 1 and 2

This week we’re bringing you planetary science news from the 53rd AAS Division for Planetary Sciences meeting. Here are the highlights from Days 1 and 2!

Where Does a Dragonfly Land?
Astrobites

Where Does a Dragonfly Land?

Astrobites reports on the selection of a landing site for NASA’s upcoming Dragonfly mission, which is slated to arrive at Saturn’s haze-shrouded moon, Titan, in 2034.

AAS News

DPS 53: Welcome!

This week we’ll be bringing you updates from the 53rd DPS meeting, happening virtually anywhere, and other great planetary science content.