21 March 2022

Highlights from AAS Nova: 6-19 March 2022

Kerry Hensley

Kerry Hensley 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.

18 March 2022
Spinning Halos in the Cosmic Web
What can studying the spins of galaxies and their associated dark matter halos tell us about cosmology?

16 March 2022
How Crowded Are Quasar Neighborhoods in the Early Universe?
Astronomers use an array of radio telescopes to search for the galactic neighbors of some of the brightest objects in the universe.

15 March 2022
Hydrate or Die-drate: Was Venus Ever Habitable?
Astrobites reports on models of Venus’s atmosphere that seek to understand whether Earth’s twin could have had expansive oceans in the past.

14 March 2022
Surveying the Universe with Rubin Observatory
A new focus issue examines the survey strategy for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time.

11 March 2022
Magnetar Pulses Seen in a New Light
Astronomers have captured submillimeter pulses from a highly magnetized, city-sized stellar remnant for the first time.

9 March 2022
First Look at an Unusual Exoplanet’s Atmosphere
HIP 41378 f’s bulk density is extremely low. Is it a puffy planet, are rocky rings playing a role, or is it something else altogether?

8 March 2022
Baby B Fields from the Big Bang and Beyond
Cosmic magnetic fields are everywhere, but we don’t know where they came from. Astrobites reports on simulations of magnetic fields early in the universe to solve this mystery.

7 March 2022
Featured Image: A Shocking Way to Accelerate Solar Particles
A three-dimensional view of the solar atmosphere leads to new insights into how the Sun accelerates particles.

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