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Highlights from AAS Nova: 10-23 June 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 16:17

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.

22 June 2018
Identifying Life from Varying Atmospheres
Could we detect life on other planets from distinctive seasonal changes in planetary atmospheres?

20 June 2018
Exploring Jets from a Supermassive Black Hole
Observations of a nearby monster supermassive black hole reveal more about the behavior of its powerful jets.

19 June 2018
Dust n’ H2
What if the diffuse interstellar medium isn’t smoothly distributed? Astrobites explores how the gas and dust between stars might clump up, and what impact this would have on the formation of large molecular clouds.

18 June 2018
Using Satellite Galaxies to Weigh the Milky Way
Scientists have tackled the challenge of weighing galaxies by harnessing incredibly precise measurements of the motions of Milky-Way satellites.

15 June 2018
Stellar by Day, Planetary by Night: Atmospheres of Ultra-Hot Jupiters
Simple chemistry may have a big effect on the atmospheres of extremely hot exoplanets.

13 June March 2018
Gas Velocities Reveal Newly Born Planets in a Disk
Two independent collaborations have simultaneously found the very first kinematic evidence for young planets forming in a protoplanetary disk.

12 June 2018
An EPIC View of the Earth as an Exoplanet
Astrobites reports on how studying the Earth as an exoplanet can help us to understand more distant worlds in the future.

11 June 2018
Featured Image: A Molecular Cloud Outside Our Galaxy
What do star-forming clouds outside our own galaxy look like? See for yourself in these images of N55, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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