23 April 2018

Highlights from AAS Nova: 8-21 April 2018

Susanna Kohler

Susanna Kohler American Astronomical Society (AAS)

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.

20 April 2018
Capturing Neutrinos from a Star’s Final Hours
What happens in the late stages of stellar evolution? Neutrinos — the elusive messengers of nuclear fusion in stellar interiors — might hold the answer.

18 April 2018
Peering Into an Early Galaxy
ALMA has provided a detailed look into the interior of CR7, one of the most distant, early galaxies known.

17 April 2018
Fraught with Spots
Astrobites reports on the challenge of starspots: if we don’t understand them, we won’t understand exoplanet atmospheres.

16 April 2018
Featured Image: Stars from Broken Clouds and Disks
This still from a simulation captures the formation of a multiple-star system in action.

13 April 2018
First Hours of the GW170817 Kilonova: Why So Blue?
A recent study explores the source of the early blue emission we observed when two neutron stars merged in August 2017.

11 April March 2018
Globular Clusters Shine in a Galaxy Lacking Dark Matter
Missing dark matter is not the only oddity of NGC 1052–DF2. New observations of this unusual galaxy are forcing us to rethink what we know about galaxies and the star clusters they host.

10 April 2018
A White Dwarf Kicked Out of a Supernova
Astrobites reports on the first known white dwarf to have survived the partial explosion of a (failed) Type Ia supernova.

9 April 2018
Asteroids from a Martian Mega Impact
Could a long-ago giant impact have flung pieces of Mars throughout our inner solar system? Numerical simulations and clues from the mineral olivine point us toward an answer.