13 November 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 29 October – 11 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.

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.

8 November 2023
Why Are Jets from Disrupted Stars So Rare?
A new theory explains why tidal disruption events are only rarely accompanied by powerful jets.

6 November 2023
Tracking Down an Escaped White Dwarf
Researchers search for massive white dwarfs that once resided in the nearest open star cluster to Earth.

3 November 2023
Making Sense of a Massive Black Hole in the Early Universe
A red point-source in the early universe is revealed to be a massive active galactic nucleus that contributes a third of its galaxy's total mass. How did it grow so large so quickly?

1 November 2023
How to Model the Strongest Material in the Universe
Modelers attempt to overcome the challenges posed by simulating the ultra-dense, ultra-strong crusts of neutron stars.

31 October 2023
What Shapes the Edge of a Planetary System?
Astrobites reports on whether Jupiter-like exoplanets are responsible for defining the edges of multiple-planet systems.

30 October 2023
Featured Image: The Cosmic Hand in Polarized Light
A distinctive pulsar wind nebula shaped like an outstretched hand is seen in polarized X-rays for the first time.

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