13 September 2021

Highlights from AAS Nova: 29 August - 11 September 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 webpage for more posts.

10 September 2021
Flaring Antics from Our Stellar Neighbor
Scientists recently reported on the largest flare ever recorded from our nearest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri.

8 September 2021
Welcoming Kerry Hensley to the Team
We’re excited to welcome planetary scientist Kerry Hensley to the staff as a member of our communications team and an editor of AAS Nova.

7 September 2021
An Extreme, Distant Quasar in the Cosmic House of Mirrors
Astrobites reports on the most distant known quasar in the universe that’s lensed via a cosmic house of mirrors.

3 September 2021
Exploring Eruptions from the Sun
Solar activity sometimes stays trapped close to the Sun’s surface — but sometimes it breaks free in enormous eruptions. When should we expect the worst?

1 September 2021
AAS Journals Go Open Access!
As of 1 January 2022, all AAS journals will officially be fully open access. What does that mean for you?

31 August 2021
Rogue Exomoons
Astrobites reports on the search for exomoons orbiting rogue planets without host stars.

30 August 2021
The Expansion of the Universe on Another Mode
Certain features of the cosmic microwave background could help us measure how quickly the universe is expanding.

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