19 September 2022

Highlights from AAS Nova: 4-17 September 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 AAS Nova for more posts.

16 September 2022
How (S)low Can You Go: Pulsar Edition
What causes some pulsars to spin much slower than others? Could it have to do with accretion from their birth environment?

14 September 2022
Beginnings of a Branch
The Sagittarius stellar stream is split into two branches. Why is that, and where did the stars in each branch come from?

13 September 2022
Searching for Planets That Formed a Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Not So Far Away
Astrobites reports on a search for planets within the Milky Way that may have originated outside our galaxy.

12 September 2022
Featured Image: Ice in the Shadow of Mercury’s Craters
Modeling of spacecraft images suggests that a permanently shadowed crater on Mercury could contain a thick layer of water ice.

9 September 2022
A Software Solution for Tracking Down Gravitational Wave Sources
Researchers explore a new way to schedule observations in the hopes that we can make the most of limited telescope time when a new gravitational wave signal is detected.

7 September 2022
Simulations Suggest Magnetic Fields Made the First Stars Form Solo
Were the first stars in the universe all massive, or did low-mass stars form in their midst? New research suggests that magnetic fields might have been the deciding factor.

6 September 2022
Welcome to AAS Media Fellow Ben Cassese and Farewell to Haley Wahl
Please join us in saying farewell to our 2021–2022 AAS Media Fellow and welcoming our new Fellow to the team!

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