23 June 2020

Highlights from AAS Nova: 7-20 June 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.

19 June 2020
Exploring Links Between Nearby Asteroids
In a new study, scientists explore the relationship between two especially nearby asteroids in preparation for a future fly-by mission.

17 June 2020
Spotted: A Galactic PeVatron?
A new study may have identified a powerful cosmic accelerator in our galaxy.

16 June 2020
Rocks Go Wild: How to Make a Solar System
How do you form Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars? Astrobites reports on the birth of our terrestrial planets.

15 June 2020
The Traits of Supernova Siblings
What can we learn about the large-scale properties of our universe from Type Ia supernovae? The answer may depend on the shared traits of supernova siblings.

12 June 2020
Seeing Things in Threes
A recent study presents radio observations of a very rare object — a disk of dust and gas surrounding a triple star system.

10 June 2020
#BlackInAstro: How Can We Support Black Astronomers?
As we take today to reflect, learn, and take action to eradicate anti-Black racism in the astronomical sciences, Astrobites has some suggestions and resources.

9 June 2020
How Do You Weigh a Galaxy?
Astrobites reports on how we can use globular clusters to measure the weight of the Milky Way.

8 June 2020
Featured Image: Fractals in Cosmic Gas
What happens in galactic and intergalactic settings when cold, dense gas moves through hot, diffuse gas?

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