5 November 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 20 October - 2 November 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.

1 November 2019
Not All Black Holes That Wander Are Lost
Astrobites reports on the surprising result of a search for radio active galactic nuclei in nearby dwarf galaxies.

30 October 2019
Plenty of Gas Left in Giant Dead Disk Galaxies
There’s lots of gas left — but these dead disk galaxies aren’t forming stars! Astrobites reports on a galactic conundrum.

29 October 2019
A Second Mysterious Radio Outburst from Magnetar XTE J1810-197
Astrobites explores the possible reasons why one magnetar is emitting bursts of energetic radio waves.

28 October 2019
Life on the Red Edge
A new study explores whether a red edge in a planet’s reflected light could be used to identify life beyond Earth.

25 October 2019
When Neutron Stars Merge
An avenue for understanding the occurrence of binary neutron stars is to carefully study their host galaxies. And one way to be sure a galaxy hosts binary neutron stars is to observe a neutron star merger happen there.

23 October 2019
Snowball Events for Tidally Locked Planets?
A new study explores whether tidally locked, habitable planets run the risk of experiencing sudden, global-scale ice ages.

22 October 2019
Featured Image: Discovery of a New Molecule on Titan
Scientists have found a new complex molecule in the hazy atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon.