5 September 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 20 August – 2 September 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.

25 August 2023
Fast Radio Burst Roundup
Fast radio bursts have puzzled astronomers for more than 15 years now, but they may be getting close to an explanation for these powerful flashes.

23 August 2023
JWST Validates a New Tool for Studying Quasars
Comparing quasar observations made at key optical and infrared wavelengths shines a light on the best way to study quasar outflows with JWST.

22 August 2023
Fish(er)ing for Planet Nine
Astrobites reports on the possibility of finding Planet Nine (or Planet X) by searching for the subtle tugs that this planet would exert on spacecraft and asteroids in the solar system.

21 August 2023
Featured Image: A New Einstein Cross
A rare kind of strongly lensed galaxy is now confirmed spectroscopically, adding to the short list of known Einstein Crosses.

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