11 July 2022

Highlights from AAS Nova: 26 June - 9 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.

8 July 2022
Could Magnetic Reconnection Cause Fast Radio Bursts?
Could the same phenomenon that causes the northern lights be responsible for some of the most energetic bursts in the universe?

6 July 2022
Do Young Planets Make and Break Orbital Chains?
Recent observations of the youngest known multiple-planet system provide a way to test theories of how planetary systems form.

5 July 2022
When Gaia Meets Hubble: Accurate Proper Motions for Faint Stars
Astrobites reports on a powerful new tool that combines data from Gaia and the Hubble Space Telescope to measure how stars move on the plane of the sky.

1 July 2022
Do Active Galactic Nuclei Deplete Star-Forming Gas?
A new study traces the impact of active galactic nuclei on the reservoirs of star-forming gas in the galaxies they inhabit.

29 June 2022
A New Spin on Binary Black Hole Evolution
Today’s article might leave your head spinning — read on for an investigation into how the spins of binary black holes have changed across cosmic time!

28 June 2022
Looking for Alien “Lighthouses” in the Stars
Astrobites reports on a search for broadband radio waves coming from our closest stellar neighbors.

27 June 2022
Featured Image: The Battle for Star Formation at Taffy Bridge
When galaxies clash, is star formation heightened or quenched? The Taffy galaxies (UGC 12914/5) provide an excellent setting to probe this question.

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