Modern astronomy is conducted via computers — and the Astropy project is a community resource designed for astronomers interacting with data.

exoplanetary system

The Jupiter-Analog Companions to Super-Earths

A guest author for astrobites reports on how Jupiter analogs in planetary systems might affect the development of planets closer to the star.

circumnuclear disks and rings

New simulations demonstrate what happens to gas caught in a gravitational tug-of-war in the nucleus of a galaxy.

far infared galactic center

Scientists have made new detections of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole in far-infrared wavelengths, helping us to piece together a picture of this monster.

NGC 1892

An amateur astronomer’s recent images led to the discovery of a supernova that occurred 14 years ago in a distant galaxy.

ALMA observations

With the awesome power of ALMA, scientists have observed a variety of dust gaps in protoplanetary disks. Astrobites reports on a study of how these gaps might relate to planet formation.

Cas A

Supernova Archeology with Radioactive Eyes

A guest author for Astrobites reports on how the ratio of various elements can inform our view of what happens during a supernova.

A pair of black holes

Black Hole Mergers Through Cosmic Time

Has the rate at which black holes merge changed over time? And if so, how can we tell?