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Highlights from AAS Nova: 20 August - 2 September 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 09:00

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.

1 September 2017
How a Black Widow Consumes Its Companion
Hanging out in a binary system with a hot millisecond pulsar can be hazardous to your health!

30 August 2017
Discovery of a Metal-Poor Little Cub
The discovery of a new galaxy in our local universe, Little Cub, may teach us about how star-formation is quenched in dwarf satellite galaxies.

29 August 2017
HAT-P-11: A Spotted Star
Astrobites reports on how an exoplanet’s transits have revealed starspots on HAT-P-11 very like the sunspots on our own star.

28 August 2017
Featured Image: The Cosmic Velocity Web
You may have heard of the cosmic web, a network of filaments, clusters, and voids. But have you ever considered the idea of a cosmic velocity web?

24 August 2017
2017 HEAD: Day 3
Day 3 included updates on our current understanding of black holes across the mass spectrum, violent tidal disruption events, and tie-ins to gravitational waves.

23 August 2017
2017 HEAD: Day 2
Day 2 of the HEAD meeting included talks about the extremely active centers of galaxies, a look at what we can learn about the very-high-energy universe, and some high-energy views of our nearest galactic neighbor, Andromeda.

22 August 2017
2017 HEAD: Day 1
The first day of the HEAD meeting was filled with a morning of solar eclipse excitement and an afternoon of talks about stellar and compact binary systems and massive black holes in dwarf galaxies.

21 August 2017
2017 HEAD: Welcome!
This week we’re at the 2017 High Energy Astrophysics Division meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho. Follow along for some of the latest updates!

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