Illustration of two bright blue bodies colliding and emitting jets of matter in the process.

Astrobites reports the latest updates from a neutron star collision that happened more than 3 years ago.

A gold-wrapped spacecraft sits on the right side of the image, in a room completely covered in blue conical protrusions.

After careful testing and calibration, the Chandrayaan-2 mission is now providing valuable information about the Moon.

Gaia spacecraft

With data from the Gaia satellite and spectroscopic surveys, machine learning can fill in gaps in our knowledge of how stars move.

black hole binary
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Finding Structure Among Black Holes

New research has explored the populations of black holes involved in catastrophic, gravitational-wave-emitting collisions — and an interesting pattern has emerged.

Illustration of a star enshrouded by material and emitting jets from its poles.
Astrobites

Going with the Outflow

Astrobites reports on the closest look yet at the mysterious outflows from high-mass newborn stars.

Illustration of a planet orbiting a star in an ellipse that traces above the poles of the star rather than in the equatorial plane.
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A Pileup of Perpendicular Planets

A new study explores what we can learn from planets that are misaligned with their stars.

Photograph of a towering molecular cloud with streams of dust extending from cloud columns.

Astrobites reports on how cosmic rays can knock molecules from the ice layers on dust grains into gas, a process known as desorption.

Illustration of a pulsar and disrupted star in a binary

The largest filled-aperture radio telescope in the world has discovered a new assortment of distant, pulsating neutron stars.