11 February 2020

Highlights from AAS Nova: 26 January - 8 February 2020

Susanna Kohler

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.

7 February 2020
Early Results from Parker Solar Probe
The Parker Solar Probe has already flown closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft ever has. What have we learned from early observations?

5 February 2020
A Detailed View of Our Second Interstellar Visitor
What do we know about the second object to visit us from another stellar system? Detailed Hubble images have given us plenty to consider!

4 February 2020
Why Are There so Many Sub-Neptune Exoplanets?
Sub-Neptunes are the most common planet in the galaxy, but Neptunes are much rarer. Astrobites reports on why this may be.

3 February 2020
Comparing Black Holes Large and Small
Are the distant supermassive black holes that feed at the centers of galaxies just scaled-up versions of small accreting black holes nearby?

31 January 2020
Today’s Forecast for K2-18b: Cloudy with a Chance of Rain?
A recent study used the abilities of the Hubble Space Telescope to discover water vapor on an exoplanet.

29 January 2020
Faint Repetitions of an Extragalactic Burst
The mystery of fast radio bursts deepens with the discovery of faint repeat bursts from a source thought to be a one-off event.

28 January 2020
Combining Ground and Space-based Observations to Find EvryFlare
Low-mass stars exhibit a wide range of flare events. Astrobites reports on a coordinated effort to measure them all.

27 January 2020
Featured Image: Charting Our Dusty Galaxy
Where is the dust in our galaxy? A new map charts it out in three dimensions.

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