27 November 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 12–25 November 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.

22 November 2023
Sizing Up Neutron Stars with Gravitational Waves
How precise will our measurements of neutron star sizes be when future gravitational wave observatories come online?

21 November 2023
Monthly Roundup: TRAPPIST-1 Through the Eyes of JWST
Five articles provide perspectives on the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, from JWST’s first search for the innermost planets’ atmospheres to the prospect of detecting life, should it exist.

20 November 2023
Two-for-One, Three Times: New Candidate Brown Dwarf Binaries
With the help of citizen scientists, astronomers have uncovered evidence that three previously observed sources are actually rare brown dwarf binaries.

17 November 2023
An Explanation for the Overmassive Black Hole in the Dwarf Galaxy Leo I
Tidal stripping may explain why a tiny galaxy hosts a black hole nearly as massive as the Milky Way's central supermassive black hole.

15 November 2023
Setting the Speed Limit for Shock-Accelerated Cosmic Rays
Could supernova shocks be the source of charged particles accelerated up to quadrillions of electronvolts?

14 November 2023
A Cosmic Game of LEGO
Astrobites reports on how to identify merging galaxies and investigate the importance of these collisions over cosmic time.

13 November 2023
Featured Image: Watching Waves in Sunspot Centers
Researchers analyze solar images to understand how umbral oscillations travel upward and outward from sunspot centers.

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