16 February 2021

Highlights from AAS Nova: 31 January - 13 February 2021

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 web page for more posts.

12 February 2021
Update from the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus
It’s been a year since we first discussed this unique organizational tool! Here’s a look at what’s new with the UAT.

10 February 2021
How to Get Water on the Moon
Without a resupply source, the Moon’s surface water would vanish. A new study explores what’s keeping it hydrated.

9 February 2021
Jellyfish Galaxies Swimming Through Clusters
How can a cluster turn an ordinary galaxy into a mysterious, trailing creature? Astrobites reports.

8 February 2021
Featured Image: Evaluating a Solar Radio Burst
A combination of observations and models reveals more about how energy is released from the Sun.

5 February 2021
The Signature of a Pre-Merger System
Pairs of black holes and neutron stars might alert us to their existence before they merge.

3 February 2021
Searching for Star Fuel
How has the availability of star-forming material in galaxies changed with time?

2 February 2021
Finding Fire-Breathing Dragons in the Milky Way
Though dark matter subhalos are invisible and hard to detect, astronomers have used stellar streams to make an attempt. Astrobites reports.

1 February 2021
What Galaxies Reveal About Magnetars and Fast Radio Bursts
Recent evidence points to highly magnetized neutron stars as the culprits that produce fast radio bursts — but do galaxy demographics support this picture?

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