In today’s paper, the authors use Cepheid distance moduli to study the structure of the SMC.
We’re attempting to map the universe in fine detail at its largest scales in 3D. Meet the astrophysical rouges that seek to upend our goal, and the tools we need to weed them out.
Today’s astrobite is not about disc jockey insects informing us about spacetime. Read on to find out a novel way of detecting electromagnetic counterparts of merging supermassive black holes.
Failed supernovae result in massive stars disappearing into the night sky without a trace. Although many stars may meet this fat, we’re just beginning to look for them!
Solar neutrinos constrain the origin of the elements in the Big Bang.
How and where did the first organic molecules emerge? Sophisticated chemistry models for the synthesis of amino acids within planetesimals can help us to decipher these mysteries.