6 July 2021

Highlights from AAS Nova: 20 June - 3 July 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.

2 July 2021
Observing “The Accident”, an Enigmatic Brown Dwarf
It’s human nature to try to categorize the things we observe in the universe. But what happens when something doesn’t fit into the neat categories we’ve established?

30 June 2021
Globular Cluster Olympics: Who Will Win the Least Metals?
Astrobites examines the stars inside a newly discovered massive and metal-poor cluster to see where it stands on the metal-poor podium.

29 June 2021
LIGO/Virgo Spots Neutron Stars Colliding with Black Holes
The family picture is complete — we’ve finally made the first definitive detection of a black hole merging with a neutron star.

28 June 2021
Featured Image: Storms in Hot-Jupiter Atmospheres
New simulations capture the detailed eddies and waves that can arise in the atmospheres of giant exoplanets.

25 June 2021
AAS Media Fellowship Now Open for Applications
Are you an astronomy graduate student who’s interested in science communication? Consider applying for the AAS Media Fellowship!

23 June 2021
Searching for Spots with Interferometry
We’ve tracked starspots on the Sun for thousands of years, but we’ve only just begun to do the same for other stars. A recent study presents the first direct images of starspots on λ Andromedae.

22 June 2021
An Unparalleled View of the Growth of Galaxies
Hubble has captured images of thousands of distant galaxies throughout its lifetime. Astrobites reports on what we can learn about galaxy evolution by piecing these datasets together.

21 June 2021
The Future of the Search for a Gravitational-Wave Background
Scientists have long looked for a faint, background gravitational-wave signal that should pervade our universe. Here’s what’s ahead in the search.

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