Milky Way
Features

Making Galaxies of All Sorts

A new code allows astronomers to realistically model galaxies, accurately reproducing both their structures and their motions.

cosmic rays

Why is life built from molecules with preferred orientation? There’s a chance cosmic rays are to blame.

high-redshift galaxy

Astrobites reports on the relationship between stellar mass, metallicity, and star formation rate in early galaxies.

BUFFALO image of A370

Want an even wider look at the rich galaxy clusters of the Hubble Frontier Fields? Take a walk with BUFFALO.

Koala

Astrobites reports on the discovery of … a relativistic koala in space?

Magnetic Orion

Molecular clouds act as stellar nurseries, creating environments for stars to form. Astrobites reports on an explosion in one such nursery that would disrupt any lullaby.

Active Galactic Nucleus
Astrobites

Hiding in Obscured Sight

Astrobites reports on the centers of active galaxies that are lurking behind a veil of gas and dust.

magnetized neutron star
Features

Signs of Collisions to Come

Neutron star mergers produce signals across the electromagnetic spectrum. But could these binaries also flare before their dramatic collisions?