31 January 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 15-28 January 2023

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 AAS Nova for more posts.

27 January 2023
Searching for the Seeds of Supermassive Black Holes
How did supermassive black holes come to be? Researchers have devised a plan to track down the “seeds” that sprouted into the behemoths we see today.

25 January 2023
A Survey of Shredded Stars
A new look at 30 instances of stars being torn apart by black holes gives insight into the physical properties of these events.

23 January 2023
The Curious Case of the Dwarf Galaxy Pegasus W
Astrobites reports on a newly discovered local galaxy, which has re-ignited the debate about the role that reionization plays in quenching ultra-faint dwarf galaxies.

20 January 2023
The Corgi of Exoplanets: Methane Mystery on HAT-P-18b
JWST helps astronomers track down the tiny tail and missing methane of exoplanet HAT-P-18b.

18 January 2023
Knock, Knock. Who’s There? A Free-Floating Planet!
Astrobites reports on a free-floating planet that may have paid a visit to a binary star system hosting an exoplanet and a debris disk.

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