19 November 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 3-16 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.

15 November 2019
Smashing Planets to Build Giants
How do you get close-in, giant planets on eccentric orbits? A new study suggests that a violent phase of planet-smashing might be a key part of the process.

13 November 2019
Hunting for a Dark Matter Wake
As the Large Magellanic Cloud plows through the Milky Way’s dark matter halo, it may leave telltale signs of its passage.

12 November 2019
A Discovery of a Triple AGN System
Astrobites reports on a newly detected triple system of supermassive black holes feeding at the centers of merging galaxies.

11 November 2019
A New Measurement of Turbulence
A new study brings us a little closer to understanding a complex phenomenon that reaches across environments and scales in our universe.

8 November 2019
A Standard of Black Hole Mergers
How can the gravitational waves from black hole mergers help us understand the universe’s evolution?

6 November 2019
Lessons from a Quartet of Newborn Planets
A set of four baby planets discovered around a young Sun-like star may provide insight into how planetary systems form and evolve.

5 November 2019
Ancient Aurorae: Assyrian and Babylonian Astrologers Recorded the Oldest-Known Solar Storms
Astrobites reports on possible depictions of auroral activity found in ancient cuneiform tablets.

4 November 2019
Featured Image: Mapping Out Gas in a Jellyfish Tail
Feeling jelly? This detailed image reveals the molecular gas in the long tail of a jellyfish galaxy.

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