2 July 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 16-29 June 2019

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.

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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.

28 June 2019
Testing Collapsars as the Key to Heavy Elements
How do we get the heavy elements in our universe? New evidence suggests collapsing stars may not be the answer.

26 June 2019
Catching Radio Signals from Colliding Objects
Models say the merger of two compact objects could come with a sudden flash of radio emission. Can we spot it?

25 June 2019
How to Find Exoplanet Oceans
Astrobites reports on how future telescopes may be able to detect oceans on distant exoplanets.

24 June 2019
Exomoon, or No Exomoon?
Is Kepler-1625b-i an actual moon in another solar system? Or just an artifact of data reduction?

21 June 2019
Tough Times for Binaries Near Black Holes
A supermassive back hole can exert a lot of influence on its surroundings. What happens to binary systems in the vicinity?

19 June 2019
Two Planets Straddling the Gap
Scientists are gaining insight from a newly discovered super-Earth/mini-Neptune pair of planets that orbit the same host star.

18 June 2019
Meet the AAS 234 Keynote Speakers: Philip Scherrer
This interview with Philip Scherrer is the last of Astrobites’s interviews with AAS 234 keynote speakers.

17 June 2019
Featured Image: Exploring Dusty Ultraluminous X-ray Sources
What can we learn about mysterious ultraluminous X-ray sources if we look at them in a different wavelength?