17 July 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 30 June - 13 July 2019

By 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.

12 July 2019
Unraveling the Formation History of Hot Jupiters
Astrobites reports on a new study that explores how hot Jupiters are built by examining where they are missing.

10 July 2019
Exploring a Black-Hole Mass Conundrum
Why were the black holes spotted by LIGO so massive? A new study looks at what happens when black holes interact in star clusters.

9 July 2019
Morpheus, God of Dreams and Morphological Galaxy Classification
Astrobites reports on a deep-learning network that classifies images of galaxies based on their shape, pixel by pixel.

8 July 2019
How Venus Reacts when the Sun Strikes
What happens to Venus when an enormous solar eruption slams into the planet? In 2011, the Venus Express spacecraft was on site to find out!

5 July 2019
Can We Detect Gravitational Waves from Core-Collapse Supernovae?
We’ve detected gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars and black holes. Could we detect them from supernovae, too?

3 July 2019
Reinterpreting Planet-Driven Gaps
The stunning gaps and rings of protoplanetary disks may be driven by embedded planets — but a new study suggests caution when interpreting these models.

2 July 2019
Cepheid Yourself: Confirming Tensions in the Hubble Expansion
Astrobites reports on whether new measurements can resolve the tension in the Hubble constant.

1 July 2019
Featured Image: Variable Stars in a Nearby Cluster
This crowded field of color is helping astronomers understand what causes variability in young stellar objects.