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Highlights from AAS Nova: 28 January - 10 February 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:18

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.

9 February 2018
Probing the Structure of Our Solar System’s Edge
Our solar system is traveling through interstellar gas and dust. What happens where the solar wind and interstellar medium meet?

7 February 2018
A New Look at Speeding Outflows
Chandra and Hubble have teamed up for a multi-eye look at an ultrafast outflow speeding from the supermassive black hole at the center of a nearby active galaxy.

6 February 2018
Biodiversity or Bust
Which stars are most likely to host planets capable of supporting complex life? Astrobites reports on a study seeking to answer this question.

5 February 2018
Featured Image: Revealing Hidden Objects with Color
Sometimes stunning astronomical images can be the source of scientific discovery! A beautiful composite of a dark nebula reveals the signatures of hidden, newly formed stars.

2 February 2018
Hubble’s View of Little Blue Dots
The recent discovery of a new type of tiny, star-forming galaxy might be the clue to understanding where globular clusters come from.

31 January 2018
A Nine-Year Hunt for Neutrinos
How do we hunt for elusive neutrinos emitted by distant astrophysical sources? Submerge a huge observatory under ice or water … and then wait patiently.

30 January 2018
A Recipe for Mini-Neptunes
Astrobites explores what it takes to form a mini-Neptune from the ingredients of an early solar system.

29 January 2018
Pinning Down Properties of TRAPPIST-1
How correct are the properties we’ve measured for TRAPPIST-1, a nearby star with seven transiting, Earth-sized planets?

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