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Highlights from AAS Nova: 22 July - 4 August 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 16:35

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.

AAS NOVA

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.

3 August 2018
Exploring Imbalances in the Sun’s Magnetic Flux
What causes the variability in the Sun’s mean magnetic field — the imbalance left over after averaging out all the magnetic flux regions on the Sun’s disk?

1 August 2018
Growing Black Holes within Accretion Disks
How can stellar-mass black holes attain the large sizes we’ve recently observed in merging binaries? The accretion disks surrounding supermassive black holes may help out!

31 July 2018
Stealing from the Solar System: the Effects of a Stellar Fly-By
The outer reaches of our solar system harbor a number of mysterious features. Astrobites reports on whether a single stellar fly-by could help explain them all.

27 July 2018
Red Clump Stars and the History of the Galactic Bulge
The Milky Way’s central bulge plays host to a population of old, red stars. What can a closer look at these stars tell us about their origin and distribution?

25 July 2018
Shocks in the Solar Atmosphere
Shocks in the Sun’s atmosphere may be contributing to its mysteriously high temperatures. A new study explores these phenomena in more detail.

24 July 2018
Getting WISE-r about Variable Stars
What sorts of variable objects can be found in a trove of infrared data? Astrobites reports on five years of WISE observations.

23 July 2018
Featured Image: An Active Past for a Milky-Way Twin?
NGC 6744 is a twin of the Milky Way — but with a more active supermassive black hole at its center.

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