Astronomers may have finally observed the event that explains polluted white dwarfs and their debris disks.
The third Extreme Solar System conference was held between Nov 29 to Dec 4th, in Kona, Hawaii, on the 20th anniversary of the first exoplanet detection around a main sequence star. This astrobite gives a brief overview of the conference.
How do you observe an Earth transit, from Earth? You use some of the Solar System’s largest mirrors. The authors did. They found an anomaly.
This month’s undergraduate research post features a student who looked at how well LSST will be able to detect transiting exoplanets. Read on to find out what she learned!
On using photometric data from Kepler to study starspots, and to measure differential rotation rates.
Do you own a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera? The authors of today’s paper do. They used it for astronomy. They used it for science.