GW170817
Features

A Jet from Neutron Star Merger GW170817

In August 2017, we detected gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. What can observations from the months after the event tell us about the presence or absence of relativistic jets?

Sunspot
Astrobites

What Are Starspots Like on Sun-like Stars?

There are a lot of Sun-like stars in the universe. Are they as identical as the name suggests, or are there important differences between them?

TRAPPIST-1
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
Features

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
Features

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.