Astronomers have known for a while that GRBs are sign-posts to galaxies which are forming lots of stars. But today’s paper used radio observations of the gas to connect that star formation to a recent merger.
In today’s paper, the authors use Cepheid distance moduli to study the structure of the SMC.
The authors of today’s paper created simulated galaxies, for which true properties are known. They then used synthetic observations to compare the true answers to the values observers would expect to recover.
Dark matter permeates the Universe and surrounds every galaxies in the form of dark matter halos. We don’t really know dark matter works, as predictions of standard cosmology, Lambda Cold Dark Matter (ΛCDM), are way off from observations. Is this the death of Cold Dark Matter, or there are something more to it?
Galaxies die—at least when measured by how vigorously they produce stars. What causes them to die?
Observations of dust near the remains of a supernova in the center of our galaxy could have implications for dust production in the earliest galaxies.