Highlights from AAS Nova: 8-21 March 2020
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.
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.
20 March 2020
Learning from LIGO’s Second Binary Neutron Star Detection
LIGO’s second observation of colliding neutron stars carries with it some interesting uncertainties and implications.
18 March 2020
Cloudy Challenges to Exploring Exoplanet Atmospheres
A new study explores how clouds might affect our ability to search for signs of water vapor in potentially habitable planet atmospheres.
17 March 2020
An Iced Cosmic-Ray Macchiato
We know the universe is filled with highly energetic particles. Astrobites reports on how a shot of caffeine could boost them to their extreme energies.
16 March 2020
A Star-Bursting Galaxy Born from the Collision of Dwarfs
What happens when the large-scale drama of a violent galaxy merger plays out on small scales for a pair of dwarf galaxies?
13 February 2020
CHIME Detects Even More Repeating Bursts
The discovery of nine more repeating fast radio bursts brings us a little closer to understanding their origin.
11 February 2020
Jet-Setting in the Infrared
What can infrared emission from black hole X-ray binaries tell us about the speeds of their powerful jets?
10 February 2020
A New Approach to Tilting Uranus
Astrobites reports on how Uranus may have gained its unusual 90-degree tilt.
9 February 2020
Featured Image: In Search of Distant Clusters
The South Pole Telescope has uncovered the signatures of hundreds of large clusters of galaxies.