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Highlights from AAS Nova: 25 June - 8 July 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:05

AAS Nova provides brief highlights of recently published articles from the AAS journals, i.e., The Astronomical Journal (AJ) and The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements. The website's intent is to gain broader exposure for AAS authors and to provide astronomy researchers and enthusiasts with summaries of recent, interesting research across a wide range of astronomical fields.

The following are the AAS Nova highlights from the past two weeks; follow the links to read more, or visit the AAS Nova webpage for more posts.

7 July 2017
Another Possibility for Boyajian’s Star
Could this unusual star’s missing flux be due to internal blockage rather than something outside of the star?

5 July 2017
Discovery of a Free-Floating Double Planet?
An object previously identified as a free-floating, large Jupiter analog turns out to be two objects — each with the mass of a few Jupiters.

3 July 2017
Featured Image: A Detailed Look at the Crab Nebula
Planning on watching fireworks tomorrow? Here’s an astronomical firework to help you start the celebrations!

30 June 2017
How Tiny Collisions Shape Mercury
Mercury’s surface is riddled with craters — but this inner planet is also subtly shaped by much smaller impacts.

28 June 2017
A New Clue in the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts
A particularly cooperative fast radio burst may be helping scientists to home in on the cause of these elusive events.

27 June 2017
The Grass Might Be Redder on the Other Side
Astrobites reports on how we could detect life on exoplanets by searching for specific features in planetary spectra.

26 June 2017
Featured Image: A New Look at Fomalhaut
New ALMA observations of the Fomalhaut star system reveal the stunning glow of the outer ring of debris surrounding the central star.

Susanna Kohler
Editor, AAS Nova
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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