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Highlights from AAS Nova: 25 March - 7 April 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:06

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.

6 April 2018
Magnetic Fields Versus Gravity
What can dust polarization measurements tell us about the magnetic fields in the star-forming region W51?

4 April 2018
Clues from Bent Jets
A new study explores how observations of enormous radio jets can reveal information about the environments that surround them.

3 April 2018
A “Difference” Approach to Light Curves
Astrobites reports on how the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will hunt for variable objects in its crowded fields.

2 April 2018
Featured Image: Diamonds in a Meteorite
The sparkle in this image? A cluster of nanodiamonds, embedded in a stony meteorite that fell to Earth in 1942.

30 March 2018
One Magnified Starburst Galaxy
Astrobites reports on observations of a gravitationally lensed galaxy, providing a window onto early star formation in our universe.

28 March 2018
Not Quite a Star, Not Quite a Planet: A Planetary-Mass Object in AB Dor
Does a newly explored, unusual planetary-mass object belong to the AB Doradus moving group? And what does it means if it does?

27 March 2018
Making Mountains Out of…?
Astrobites reports on just one of Pluto’s many mysteries: the formation of its complex five-moon system.

26 March 2018
A New Kind of Animal in the Exoplanet Zoo
Cool, hazy exoplanets might look a lot like Saturn’s moon Titan. A new study explores the possible atmospheres of exo-Titans around a variety of host stars.

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