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Highlights from AAS Nova: 14-27 October 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:24

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.

26 October 2018
Many Small Planets May Hide Close to Low-Metallicity Stars
A new study has revealed that there may be a treasure trove of small planets hiding close in around low-metallicity stars.

24 October 2018
Speeding White Dwarfs May Point to Past Explosions
Three of the fastest known stars in the Milky Way have been discovered in Gaia data. What can they tell us about Type Ia supernova explosions?

23 October 2018
It’s a Bird, It’s a Planet, It’s a … Speckle?
Exoplanet imaging has become progressively more advanced — but are we using the right statistics as we search for planets close in to their hosts? Astrobites reports.

22 October 2018
One Year of Research Notes of the AAS
Happy birthday, Research Notes of the AAS! RNAAS Editor Chris Lintott takes a look back at the past year.

19 October 2018
Screening for the Slow Solar Wind
The solar wind has traditionally been separated into two states — the slow solar wind and the fast solar wind — based on its velocity. Does this simple categorization tell the whole story?

17 October 2018
Puzzles from an Ensemble of Young Planets
New observations of a young hot Jupiter — likely surrounded by a set of three gas-giant siblings — is raising questions about the formation of giant planets.

16 October 2018
Teaching Machines to Find Fast Radio Bursts
Astrobites reports on how machine learning has been used to find dozens of fast radio bursts previously hiding in data.

15 October 2018
Featured Image: A Star on the Brink of Explosion
New simulations provide a stunning view of a collapsing star, revealing behavior that’s only evident in three-dimensional modeling.

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