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From AAS NOVA: "An Ocean of Magma"

American Astronomical Society

astrobites

20 September 2016
Matthew Green


Mustafar, a Star Wars lava world. A new study examines the impact of a molten planet surface on the evolution of the planet’s atmosphere. 963 more words

Basic Research

From astrobites: "Our halo is getting younger, spatially speaking"

Astrobites

Sep 14, 2016
Ingrid Pelisoli

Title: The age structure of the Milky Way’s halo
Authors: D. Carollo, T. Beers, V. Placco et al.
First author’s institution: Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, USA… 1,668 more words

Basic Research

From astrobites via AAS NOVA: "Through the Lenses of Black Holes"

American Astronomical Society

Astrobites


Photometry from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) survey of OB120169, a microlensing event located toward the galactic bulge. Could this be the sign of an isolated stellar-mass black hole? 1,169 more words

Basic Research