10 November 2018

Highlights from AAS Nova: 28 October - 10 November 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.

9 November 2018
Clues from an Unexpected Glitch
A spinning neutron star known for its predictability has surprised us with an unexpected hiccup.

7 November 2018
Revisiting Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua
‘Oumuamua is back in the headlines again. What does some of the latest research say about this interstellar body?

6 November 2018
59 (Fifty-Nine!) Binary Neutron Star Merger Simulations
Astrobites reports on what we can learn from the largest set of neutron-star merger simulations with realistic microphysics to date.

5 November 2018
Electrons of the Interstellar Medium
What’s really going on with electrons in planetary nebulae and H II regions?

2 November 2018
AAS Publishing News: A Look at the AAS Journals Business Model
In the age of the internet, when anything can be posted online and viewed around the world, what is the value and role of a scientific journal?

31 October 2018
Perfect Blackbodies in the Sky
A recent study has uncovered 17 stars with truly blackbody spectra. What are these unexpected spherical cows, and what can we use them for?

30 October 2018
More Informative Mapping of Exoplanetary Peekaboos
Astrobites reports on a new approach for mapping out the atmospheres and surfaces of distant exoplanets.

29 October 2018
Featured Image: Move Along, There’s Nothing to See Here
Look closely — what do you see in the center of this 4° x 4° stacked radio image?