24 May 2021

Highlights from AAS Nova: 9-22 May 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.

21 May 2021
What Fast Radio Bursts Tell Us About Galaxy Halos
Scientists are leveraging enigmatic bursts of radiation to learn about the hot, ionized gas around the Milky Way and other galaxies.

19 May 2021
A Relic Black Hole in a Dwarf Galaxy
Could the recent discovery of a supermassive black hole in a low-mass galaxy be just the tip of the iceberg?

18 May 2021
Inflating HII Regions Cause Star Formation to Pop
Astrobites explores what happens as balloons of ionized hydrogen inflate in space.

17 May 2021
Featured Image: Identifying Reconnecting Fields
How can we identify the locations where magnetic fields break and reconnect in turbulent 3D plasmas?

14 May 2021
Seeing Star Formation at Cosmic Noon
A recent study examines gas flows around galaxies during the most intense time of star formation in the universe.

12 May 2021
Accretion in Action in an Angled Disk
How does material move through an accretion disk to the young star at its center? Surprising detections from a fortuitously angled disk provide clues.

11 May 2021
Molecular Clouds All the Way Down
Astrobites discusses whether a well-known correlation in star formation holds on the scale of a single molecular cloud.

10 May 2021
Jumping the Gap to Probe Large Black Holes
Gravitational-wave detectors may soon find a new population of huge black holes. What can we hope to learn from them?

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