27 April 2021

Highlights from AAS Nova: 11-24 April 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.

23 April 2021
Where We Might Find Life
As we develop the tools to search for life’s signatures in exoplanet atmospheres, where should we look first to maximize our chances? Astrobites reports.

21 April 2021
Raising Tides on Jupiter with Its Moons
What happens to the inside of a gas-giant planet as a consequence of the gravitational pulls of its moons?

20 April 2021
A Colorful Image of a Black Hole
The first ever image of a black hole just got even more detailed! Astrobites reports.

19 April 2021
Featured Image: A Bent Radio Jet in a Galaxy Cluster
New observations provide a detailed look at radio emission from a powerful jet within the Perseus galaxy cluster.

16 April 2021
As Different As Day and Night
Finding water on exoplanets is exciting enough, but we may also be able to use signs of water to learn more about a planet’s atmosphere.

14 April 2021
Redefining a Heavy Collision
Could the biggest — literally — gravitational-wave discovery yet be something other than what it initially seemed?

13 April 2021
A New Kind of Changing-Look AGN?
Astrobites explores the unusual X-ray properties of an active galactic nucleus recently caught changing its appearance.

12 April 2021
Switching It Up with Solar Switchbacks
Scientists may have an explanation for the strange kinks recently observed in streams of plasma flowing off of the Sun.

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