4 April 2022

Highlights from AAS Nova: 20 March - 2 April 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.

1 April 2022
Tidal Dissipation Makes the Binary Go ‘Round
How do binaries with circular orbits get that way? A new study explores how waves inside stars can nudge an orbit to circularize.

30 March 2022
Water World or Land Planet: What Determines Ocean Coverage on Rocky Exoplanets?
Dip your toes into the science of planetary surfaces with today’s article about oceans on water-rich exoplanets.

29 March 2022
A Serving of X-rays in a Stack of Galaxies
Astrobites reports on how stacking galaxies can help us understand the quenching of star formation early in the universe.

28 March 2022
An AWSoM Model of the Sun
Solar physicists have simulated conditions in and around a solar active region using a particularly high-resolution model of the Sun’s atmosphere for the first time.

25 March 2022
A Glimpse of a New Transient Source in the Milky Way
What’s the cause of the new X-ray source MAXI J1848-015 that flared into view for only a few days?

23 March 2022
Making Misaligned Planets
What determines whether a planet orbiting two stars does so in the same plane as the binary system, perpendicular to it, or somewhere in between?

22 March 2022
A Black Hole Snow Globe? An Intermediate-Mass Black Hole at the Center of a Globular Cluster
Astobites reports on a possible intermediate-mass black hole discovered in an unusual globular cluster belonging to our galactic neighbor, Andromeda.

21 March 2022
Featured Image: A Cosmic Butterfly Spreads Its Wings
What do new Hubble observations reveal about the young, massive planetary nebula NGC 6302?

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