Highlights from AAS Nova: 29 May - 25 June 2022
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.
The following are the AAS Nova highlights published since the last digest; follow the links to read more, or visit the AAS Nova web page for more posts.
24 June 2022
A New Angle on Forming Misaligned Stellar Systems
What’s the culprit that can cause misalignment between a star’s axis and the plane of its surrounding protoplanetary disk? An outside force, or the system itself?
22 June 2022
Insights from Binary Stars in the Milky Way
Thanks to large-scale astronomical surveys, we can study huge numbers of binary star systems. What can our observations of these systems tell us about how our galaxy influences binary stars?
21 June 2022
Star Light, Lamp Bright
How clearly will JWST see exoplanetary atmospheres? Astrobites reports on the use of artificial stars and planets to estimate JWST’s precision.
17 June 2022
AAS 240: Day 4
The final day of AAS 240 brought balloon-borne science, dusty discoveries, and a workshop by our very own Astrobites authors!
16 June 2022
AAS 240: Day 3
Eclipse expectations, destructive white dwarfs, and discussing the decommissioning of a telescope — all that and more in our summary of Day 3 of AAS 240!
15 June 2022
AAS 240: Day 2
Get the latest on the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, first results from a new X-ray mission, and more with our summary of AAS 240 Day 2!
14 June 2022
AAS 240: Day 1
Phosphine and magnetic fields and dust, oh my! Missed any sessions at AAS 240 yesterday? Get caught up with science summaries from the Astrobites team!
13 June 2022
AAS 240: Welcome!
This week we’ll be bringing you updates from the 240th AAS meeting, happening in Pasadena, CA, and online.
10 June 2022
AAS Publishing at AAS 240 in Pasadena (and Online!)
Will you be at the 240th American Astronomical Society meeting? We look forward to seeing you there!
8 June 2022
Taking the Temperature of the Solar Wind with Simulations
Researchers investigate the fire hose instability to understand its effects on the plasma of the solar wind.
7 June 2022
The Calm Before the — Planet Formation?
Astrobites reports on the connection between hurricanes on Earth and planet formation in protoplanetary disks.
6 June 2022
Featured Image: Modeling Realistic Dust Grains
Dust grains may be tiny, but slight changes in their shapes can have huge implications for our understanding of disks around young stars.
3 June 2022
Two Stellar Evolution Roads Diverged at a Certain Mass…
Are massive white dwarfs, which can provide a key link in the stellar evolution pipeline, hiding in open clusters in the Magellanic Clouds?
1 June 2022
AAS Media Fellowship Now Open for Applications
Are you an astronomy graduate student who’s interested in science communication? Apply for the AAS Media Fellowship by July 6!
31 May 2022
Flipping the Table: Inferring Planet Formation from Atmospheric Composition
Astrobites reports on a new framework developed to use models and observations to pinpoint the likely location of an exoplanet’s formation.