14 November 2022

Highlights from AAS Nova: 30 October - 12 November 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.

9 November 2022
A Supernova Hits a Cosmic Speed Bump
In 2021, astronomers saw a star explode, then watched as its remains strangely changed colors. A recent study suggests an explanation for this behavior: the remnants hit a speed bump.

7 November 2022
One After Another: The Effect of Repeated Coronal Mass Ejections
Does a massive explosion of solar plasma — a coronal mass ejection — move through the solar system differently if other explosions preceded it?

4 November 2022
Under Pressure: A New Technique for Measuring Gas Surface Density
Deducing the mass of the gas in a protoplanetary disk is notoriously tricky. In this study, a team develops and deploys a new technique to tackle the challenge.

2 November 2022
How We Might Spot Biosignatures in the Solar System
Researchers test an instrument’s ability to detect a certain class of biosignature molecules, potentially providing a way to detect life in the hidden oceans of icy solar system moons.

1 November 2022
JWST Takes a Peek at the First-Ever Galaxies
Astrobites reports on brand new data that could force us to rethink how galaxies formed and evolved in the early universe.

31 October 2022
Featured Image: The Making of the First JWST Images
How did those iconic first images from JWST come to be? Members of the JWST Early Release Observations committee describe the process from brainstorming to broadcasting.

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