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Highlights from AAS Nova: 3 - 16 September 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 09:04

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.

15 September 2017
Pulsar Jackpot in a Star Cluster
A treasure trove of pulsars reveals detailed information about the star cluster in which they reside.

13 September 2017
The Shredding of a Solar Filament
Solar eruptions don’t always succeed! Observations of a failed solar eruption tell us more about what drives the releases of energy from the Sun.

12 September 2017
The WTF Star Strikes Again
Bizarre transits, century-long dimming, and now… brightening spells? Astrobites reports on the latest from Boyajian’s star.

11 September 2017
TRAPPIST-1’s Stability and Age
Is the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanetary system stable? And how old is it? Recent studies have explored both of these questions.

8 September 2017
The Total Solar Eclipse of 1854
Can’t get enough eclipse news? Check out this coverage of the solar eclipse of 1854!

6 September 2017
ALMA Finds Hints of Early Black-Hole Growth
How did the first supermassive black holes grow alongside their host galaxies in the early universe? New observations from ALMA provide clues.

5 September 2017
X-Ray Eyes on a Wolf-Rayet Nebula
Astrobites reports on observations of a bright emission nebula surrounding a hot, massive star.

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