8 August 2022

Highlights from AAS Nova: 23 July - 6 August 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.

5 August 2022
Making Realistic Nebulae from Fractal Gas
Researchers use fractal geometry for the first time to simulate realistic emission nebulae around hot young stars.

3 August 2022
Caught in a Solar Storm on the Way to Mars
Spacecraft at Earth and on the way to Mars witnessed the same solar storm. What can this event tell us about how high-energy particles navigate the solar system?

2 August 2022
New Stellar Biography of the Triangulum Galaxy Just Released
Astrobites reports on efforts to map the in-depth star formation history of one of our galactic neighbors.

1 August 2022
Evidence for a Hidden Planet in IM Lupi’s Disk
Could a giant planet cause the kinks and spirals seen in the disk around a young star?

29 July 2022
Micro Tidal Disruption Events in Massive Black Hole Disks
What happens when stars and stellar-mass black holes meet in the disks surrounding supermassive black holes?

27 July 2022
Can You Explain These Long, Dark Gaps in Your Cosmological Resume?
Astrobites reports on how dark gaps in quasar spectra can help fill in gaps in our knowledge of reionization.

26 July 2022
New Results from a Survey of Active Galactic Nuclei
A new special issue of the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series introduces the second data release of an expansive spectroscopic survey.

25 July 2022
Featured Image: A Bar in the Andromeda Galaxy
Researchers present new evidence that our galactic neighbor, Andromeda, hosts a central bar of stars.

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