Astrobites

A Change in the Tides

Astrobites reports on how tidal forces between planets may be an important factor when considering tightly packed planetary systems like TRAPPIST-1.

N49

This dramatic image reveals N49, the brightest supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

TESS first light
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Using Machine Learning to Find Planets

How we can better use computers to help us sift through the data to find transiting exoplanets?

SDO/AIA 193
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Speeding Electrons in a Solar Jet

How is energy released in explosive events like flares and jets? In a recent study, observations of the Sun provide us with a closer look.

pulsar pulses

Astrobites reports on the unusual pulsar J0537-6910, whose next glitch can be predicted to within a few days.

HAT-P-11b

New observations from Hubble show signs of a Neptune-like exoplanet’s atmosphere being eroded away.

Very Large Array (VLA)

So far, we haven’t found any definite signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Does this mean there are none to be found, or have we just not searched enough?

WFIRST

What goes on behind the scenes as astronomers plan out a major upcoming mission?

Astrobites

Now That’s What I Call a Moon!

Astrobites reports on how ice-giant planets like Neptune and Uranus might be able to form moons.