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Highlights from AAS Nova: 24 June - 7 July 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 23:53

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 July 2018
When Giant Planets Orbit Evolved Stars
When stars age and evolve into enormous red giants, what happens to close-in giant planets that orbit them?

4 July 2018
Featured Image: Extended Fireworks in Space
Are you planning to watch 4th of July fireworks tonight? Here’s a little preview on a cosmic scale!

3 July 2018
A White Dwarf Moving with the Flow
Astrobites reports on what we can learn from a white dwarf found moving along with a group of main-sequence stars.

2 July 2018
Piecing Together the Light from Colliding Stars
Since the discovery of GW170817, what have we learned about the radiation that emerges from the collisions of compact objects like neutron stars?

29 June 2018
Investigating Confined Solar Flares
Why are some solar flares associated with coronal mass ejections while others are not?

27 June March 2018
Peering Inside the Pillars of Creation
What’s going on with the magnetic fields inside the Pillars of Creation, one of the most iconic structures imaged by Hubble? A new study finds out.

26 June 2018
Clearing Up Stellar Streams with Gaia
Astrobites reports on how Gaia is helping us understand elements of our own galaxy — such as the long streams of stars that extend within the Milky Way’s stellar halo.

25 June 2018
Featured Image: Saturn’s Moon Phoebe Is a Water-Rich Rock
Observations from Cassini’s flyby reveal the icy surface of Saturn’s largest irregular moon.

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