31 May 2022

Highlights from AAS Nova: 15-28 May 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.

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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.

27 May 2022
Capturing Solar Flares with the Collapsing Trap Model
Researchers search for an explanation for the bright X-ray emission seen high in the Sun’s atmosphere before a solar flare.

25 May 2022
The Life and Times of Immortal Stars
Stars embedded in the disks surrounding active galactic nuclei might have discovered the fountain of youth. What are the consequences of stellar immortality?

24 May 2022
What Goes Bump in the Night: Superluminous Supernovae Show Bumps and Wiggles at Late Times
Astrobites reports on the odd bumps and wiggles that can appear late in the evolution of superluminous supernovae.

23 May 2022
Surveying Young Stars in the North America and Pelican Nebulae
Astronomers scour Zwicky Transient Facility data to search for stellar variability in a famous Milky Way nebular complex.

20 May 2022
A Massive Reanalysis of Microlensing Events
Researchers have created the largest public catalog of fitted gravitational microlensing light curves, giving a boost to searches for exoplanets, isolated black holes, and more.

18 May 2022
A New Way to Probe the Early Universe
Have astronomers uncovered a new, powerful tool to probe the nature of dark matter at small scales?

17 May 2022
An Updated Weather Forecast for HAT-P-7b
Astrobites reports on an article that casts doubt on one of the first detections of variability in an exoplanet’s atmosphere.

16 May 2022
Featured Image: A Shock Surrounding a Black Widow Pulsar
New images of a rare phenomenon may help astronomers understand pulsars that consume their stellar companions.

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