24 July 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 9–22 July 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.

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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.

21 July 2023
Astrobiology eXploration at Enceladus: Looking for Life on an Icy Moon
A recent article describes a spacecraft mission that aims to determine if Saturn's tiny, frosty moon Enceladus hosts life in its global subsurface ocean.

19 July 2023
Wanted: Surviving Companions of Stripped-Envelope Supernovae
Some supernovae may arise from stars that have lost their atmospheres to fierce winds or binary companions. How might we detect these binary companions, should they exist?

18 July 2023
A Galactic Prison Break: Tracing Lyman-Alpha Escape at High Redshift
Astrobites reports on how the properties of galaxies in the early universe affect the Lyman-alpha light that we observe.

17 July 2023
Is There More to Life than Oxygen?
Astrobites reports on the molecules that might indicate life beyond Earth — and why oxygen might not be the ideal biosignature.

14 July 2023
When White Dwarf Is on the Menu
Intermediate-mass black holes, the younger siblings of supermassive anchors of galaxies, might sometimes play with their food.

12 July 2023
A Midsummer Solar Physics Update
It’s summertime — beat the heat by checking out five recent research articles that tackle key issues in solar physics.

11 July 2023
I SPI with My Little Eye… a Planetary Magnetic Field?
Astrobites reports on a cool star’s ultraviolet variability and explores what this means for the search for planetary magnetic fields.

10 July 2023
Featured Image: The Milky Way as Seen in Gravitational Waves
A recent research article imagines what the Milky Way would look like if we could observe low-frequency gravitational waves from ultra-compact binary systems.

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