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Highlights from AAS Nova: 7-20 January 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 18:02

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.

19 January 2018
Update on an Interstellar Asteroid
Here are some of the most recent outcomes in the study of asteroid 1I/’Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid we’ve ever detected.

17 January 2018
Backyard Telescopes Watch an Expanding Binary
What can you do with a team of people armed with backyard telescopes and a decade of patience? Test how binary star systems evolve under Einstein’s general theory of relativity!

16 January 2018
Sensing a Pulsar’s Sense of Rotation
For the first time, we’ve directly determined the direction that a pulsar — a highly magnetized neutron star — is spinning. Astrobites reports on the outcome.

8-12 January 2018
Astrobites and AAS Nova live-blogged sessions at the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Here are the highlights:

Susanna Kohler
Editor, AAS Nova
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