21 August 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 6–19 August 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.

18 August 2023
Solar Storm Versus Mars
What happens to Mars when it’s struck by a coronal mass ejection? Two spacecraft on opposite sides of the planet gave us a unique perspective on the event.

16 August 2023
What We Learn by Not Detecting Supernovae
The non-detection of six supernovae allowed researchers to place limits on the properties of the exploded stars’ mass-donating companions.

15 August 2023
Things That Go Bump in the Outer Solar System
Astrobites reports on the modeling of small bodies in the outer solar system and how this finicky, incremental process can have far-ranging impacts.

14 August 2023
A New Way to Constrain Dark Energy
By modeling the motions of the Milky Way and our galactic neighbor, researchers have placed a constraint on the cosmological constant, and by extension, dark energy.

11 August 2023
Spotting an Exoplanet in the Mid-Infrared
JWST, now a 20-month-old space toddler, is still serving up astronomical “firsts” nearly two years since its launch. Recently, it snapped the first-ever direct picture of an exoplanet taken in wavelengths beyond 5 microns.

9 August 2023
How We Lost a Gravitational Wave Source and Gained a Supernova
The hunt for the source of a gravitational wave signal came up short, but it revealed a supernova with a curious double-peaked light curve.

8 August 2023
Intrastellar (2014)?
Astrobites reports on the origins of a purported interstellar meteorite that has made a big splash in the news (and the Pacific Ocean).

7 August 2023
Featured Image: The Many Shapes of Radio Jets
How do radio jets end up in X, S, or Z shapes? Simulations explore how precession might play a role.

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