23 November 2020

Highlights from AAS Nova: 8-21 November 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.

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The following are the AAS Nova highlights from the past two weeks; follow the links to read more, or visit the AAS Nova web page for more posts.

20 November 2020
A Terrestrial-Mass Planet on the Run?
A recent study has identified what may be the first terrestrial-mass rogue world we’ve spotted drifting through the galaxy.

18 November 2020
Making Waves on the Sun
Sinuous, undulating waves in the Earth’s atmosphere play a large role in driving the weather patterns on our planet. Is this also happening on the Sun?

17 November 2020
Around Half of Sun-Like Stars Could Host Potentially Habitable Worlds
What’s the occurrence rate of potentially habitable exoplanets around Sun-like stars? Astrobites reports.

16 November 2020
ASKAP Finds a Real-Time Radio Burst, but No Glow
ASKAP is on the hunt for emission before and after a fast radio burst — which may prove key to unraveling the mystery of these explosions’ origins.

13 November 2020
Climate Stabilization on Distant Worlds
Scientists explore whether a world covered in water can keep its climate as stable long-term as an Earth-like, continental world can.

11 November 2020
Seeing Cepheids in the X-Ray
Unexpected X-ray emission has been observed in some variable stars when they’re at their largest size. What could be the cause?

10 November 2020
How Do Imines Form in Space Clouds?
Astrobites reports on the space-based formation of imines, molecules that are precursors to DNA.

9 November 2020
Featured Image: A Magnetized, Moon-Forming Giant Impact
New state-of-the-art simulations reveal what may have happened when a planetary-mass impactor smashed into the early Earth.

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