16 December 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 1-14 December 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), The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), ApJ Letters, ApJ Supplements, The Planetary Science Journal, and Research Notes of the AAS. 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.

13 December 2019
AAS Publishing News: The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus
Noticed a change in AAS journal keywords? Here’s why we’re using a new system, and what it could do for the field.

11 December 2019
An Extreme Pulsar Seen in Gamma Rays
One of the fastest spinning radio pulsars known has now been detected to pulse in gamma rays, too.

10 December 2019
You Spin Me Right Round: Stellar Rotation with Asteroseismology
How a star spins can significantly impact its evolution — yet stellar rotation remains poorly understood. Astrobites reports on what we can learn by studying stellar pulsations.

9 December 2019
Mass-ive Implications for Exoplanetary Atmospheres
To study the atmosphere of an exoplanet, it turns out we need to have a solid handle on its mass.

6 December 2019
The Planetary Science Journal Joins the Family
The Planetary Science Journal is a new home for your research articles investigating our own solar system and other planetary systems.

4 December 2019
When A Black Hole (Partially) Destroys a Star
A new study explores what happens when a passing star has a close encounter with a supermassive black hole — and lives to tell the tale.

3 December 2019
Searching for Supernova Survivors
Supernovae may be among the most powerful events in the cosmos, but astronomers think that companion stars may be able to survive these intense explosions. Astrobites reports.

2 December 2019
Featured Image: Learning About the Sun from Historical Observations
Observations from a Polish astronomer in the 1600s may be important for understanding a prolonged period of reduced sunspot activity.

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