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Highlights from AAS Nova: 6-19 August 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 08:40

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.

18 Aug 2017
AAS Media Fellowship Now Open for Applications
Are you an astronomy graduate student who’s interested in science communication? Consider checking out the AAS Media Fellowship!

16 Aug 2017
Can Radio Telescopes Find Axions?
Radio telescopes may provide the best bet for detecting the tiny, invisible particles theorized to fill our universe.

15 Aug 2017
Detecting Exoplanet Life in Our Proximity
Astrobites reports on how we might detect life on our nearby neighbor, Proxima Centauri b.

14 Aug 2017
Featured Image: H I Gas in the Triangulum Galaxy
A new view of the Triangulum Galaxy reveals the motions of the hydrogen gas in its inner disk.

11 Aug 2017
Have Two Lonely Trans-Neptunian Objects Found Each Other?
Who says there’s no romance in the outer solar system? A new study has identified a body that may be made up of two separate objects in contact with each other.

9 Aug 2017
The Fate of Merging Neutron Stars
When two neutron stars collide, the new object that they make can reveal information about the interior physics of neutron stars.

8 Aug 2017
Where Are the IceCube Neutrinos Coming From?
Astrobites reports on what the IceCube neutrino observatory has learned about neutrinos emitted from within our own galaxy.

7 Aug 2017
How Do Earth-Sized, Short-Period Planets Form?
In a new study, scientists have used a clever test to reveal clues about the birth of speedy, Earth-sized planets.

Susanna Kohler
Editor, AAS Nova
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