Highlights from AAS Nova: 15–28 October 2023
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.
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 October 2023
Enceladus, Previous Speedster
In order to get its present-day orbit, Enceladus must have felt the need for speed in its recent past.
25 October 2023
Living in a Galaxy Cluster Slows Down Star Formation
Joining a galaxy cluster can fundamentally change a galaxy’s properties. New research looks at how galaxy clusters affect star formation beyond the local universe.
24 October 2023
Today in (Astro) Shop Class: How to Build a Molecular Cloud
Astrobites reports on how modeling molecular clouds can help us understand how these cosmic nurseries form stars.
23 October 2023
Setting Sunspots on a Collision Course
Colliding sunspots can produce solar flares, but not all collisions are accompanied by these outbursts. New simulations explore what it takes to make a solar flare.
20 October 2023
FOUND: Missing Matter
Galaxies seem to have less matter than we think they should, but new research suggests it's not missing — just hiding in the form of hot circumgalactic gas.
18 October 2023
A Cosmic Dust Factory Ramps Up Production
A rare binary system containing hot stars with powerful winds makes dust when the stars approach each other every 13 years.
17 October 2023
Three’s a Crowd for Stars Around Supermassive Black Hole Binaries
Astrobites reports on a way to use an unlucky star to learn about a pair of supermassive black holes.
16 October 2023
Featured Image: Reading a Galaxy’s History from Its Globular Clusters
Globular clusters help researchers disentangle the formation history of an unusually diffuse galaxy.