22 October 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 6-19 October 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.

Image of the Sun rising behind the Earth's horizon with the text "Discover what's new in the universe", the AAS Nova logo, and "aasnova.org" superposed.

 

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.

18 October 2019
AAS Publishing News: An Interview with Judy Pipher
Meet the AAS Lead Editor for the Interstellar Matter and the Local Universe corridor! Here’s how she got started, and what she thinks the future holds for her field.

16 October 2019
The Big Picture of Solar Flares
Data from thousands of solar flares could reveal a lot about how the Sun works — but only if we’re interpreting them correctly.

15 October 2019
Building Planets Around a Black Hole
Astrobites explores whether planets can form in the brutal environment surrounding an active supermassive black hole.

14 October 2019
Tracking Gas in Star-Forming Galaxies
How has galaxy evolution changed over our universe’s history? New observations of evasive gas provide clues.

11 October 2019
Possibly Impossible Planets
To constrain models of planetary formation, we need to know what sorts of planets can form. So which ones do?

9 October 2019
Should We Blame Pulsars for Too Much Antimatter?
A new study explores whether two nearby pulsars are causing the surplus of high-energy positrons we measure at Earth.

8 October 2019
Is the Milky Way Gaining or Losing Mass?
Astrobites reports on the Milky Way’s inflow and outflow rates, which govern how our galaxy interacts with its surroundings.

7 October 2019
Featured Image: Grasping at Tilted Planets’ Atmospheres
How does tilting a planet affect its ability to hold on to its atmosphere in the face of intense stellar radiation?