Here’s a new
for Astrobites!. The authors of today’s paper used
gravity measurements from the NASA missions Juno and Cassini (orbiting Jupiter
and Saturn, respectively) to calculate how deep winds penetrate into each
planet. Read the full post to find out how they did it!
Here’s a new
for Astrobites!. This one covers a newly-discovered
phenomenon on the Sun, playfully named “cannonballs.” The best part? They join
other phenomena like “spicules,” “anemone jets,” and “Ellerman bombs” (which are
also known as Severny moustaches)!
Due to technical difficulties with the Astrobites server, this post is
currently among those that were lost (but hopefully will be
recovered). Thankfully, AAS Nova reposted this post – you can read it here.
Here’s my May post for Astrobites!
It’s been a minute, but I have another new post up on Astrobites!
This latest post describes how some talented colleagues of mine, Marcelle Soares-Santos and Antonella Palmese, led efforts to measure how fast the universe is expanding using the collision of two black holes measured by LIGO. This is an important measurement because this particular method is completely independent of other previous methods. Previous methods have relied on electromagnetic signals, such as from a specific type of supernova (Type Ia) or the Cosmic Microwave...
I recently spent a week in beautiful (read: gray and rainy) Seattle, WA for the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society. While I did have a science talk to present, much of my participation at the meeting was as an Astrobites author. I was actually really grateful to be there as part of Astrobites because this was the largest meeting I had ever been to. It was nice to have a “home base” at the Astrobites booth amid the 3000-person conference.