25 July 2022

Highlights from AAS Nova: 10-23 July 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.

22 July 2022
Studying Solar BEARs in Their Natural Habitat
Researchers study some of the smallest solar active regions to understand what makes them release microflares.

20 July 2022
When Planets Collect Comets
Exoplanets might ensnare comets that pass too close. Which planets are the likeliest comet catchers, and what would this mean for our interpretations of exoplanet composition?

19 July 2022
A Tale of Three Rs: Radio, R-process, and collapsaRs!
Astrobites reports on a radio-wavelength search for heavy metals from special supernovae called collapsars.

18 July 2022
Can Shock Waves Create the Conditions for Molecule Formation?
An outflowing jet from a young protostellar system at the heart of a dark, dusty cloud is one of the best places to study interstellar chemistry.

15 July 2022
A Simpler Way to Analyze Spectra
Researchers explore a simple and powerful way to analyze spectra of exoplanet atmospheres.

13 July 2022
Putting Coronal Models to the Test
A new study creates a way to measure how models of the Sun’s upper atmosphere stack up against each other.

12 July 2022
Rapidly Rotating but Not So Variable: A Brown Dwarf as Seen from Earth
Astrobites reports on a brown dwarf observed with ground-based telescopes, which reveal the object to be less variable than expected.

11 July 2022
Featured Image: A Survey of Disk Galaxy Halos
A survey of nearby galaxies seeks to understand the connection between diffuse, extended galaxy halos and the formation histories of the galaxies they belong to.

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