24 July 2018

Highlights from AAS Nova: 8-21 July 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 July 2018
Searching for Exoplanets around X-Ray Binaries
Could we hunt for planets around the black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs that live in binaries with companion stars?

18 July 2018
Shutting Down Star Formation
At some point in a galaxy’s life, it probably transitions from a star-forming factory into an old, red, inactive relic. What drives this change?

17 July 2018
A Stellar Review: Re-Analyzing the Kepler Stellar Radii with Gaia
Astrobites reports on how the new Gaia data impacts our understanding of Kepler stars and planets.

16 July 2018
A Rapidly Spinning Black Hole with a Warped Disk
X-ray eyes mounted on the International Space Station have now provided a new look at a black hole feeding off its companion.

13 July 2018
When Stars Run Away
Could speeding stars be linked to unidentified gamma-ray sources?

11 July 2018
Gaia Identifies a Stellar Gap
New data from the Gaia mission has revealed a surprise hidden among main-sequence stars.

10 July 2018
A Very Close Planet That Is Way Out of Line
Astrobites reports on an unusual exoplanet that transits its host star on a tilted orbit.

9 July 2018
Featured Image: Using Supernova Refsdal to Measure the Hubble Constant
The multiple images of supernova Refsdal visible in this photo have helped scientists to better pin down the value of the Hubble constant.