16 January 2024

Highlights from AAS Nova: 24 December 2023 – 13 January 2024

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 three weeks; follow the links to read more, or visit AAS Nova for more posts.

12 January 2024
AAS 243: Day 4
On the final day of AAS 243, we heard about a curious gamma-ray anisotropy, the role of small bodies in the solar system, and the relic of an active galactic nucleus’s eruption.

11 January 2024
AAS 243: Day 3
Day 3 of AAS 243 brought an investigation of inflation, discussions of neutron stars, and a spectacular star that contains the signature of a supernova 13 billion years ago.

10 January 2024
AAS 243: Day 2
Day 2 of AAS 243 brought investigations into brown dwarfs, discussions on dark matter, and a look at what we would learn from a radio telescope on the Moon.

9 January 2024
AAS 243: Day 1
On Day 1 of AAS 243, we heard about ORCs (not of the Tolkien variety), aromatic molecules, and the rarity of life in the universe.

8 January 2024
AAS 243: Welcome!
This week we’ll be bringing you updates from the 243rd AAS meeting happening in New Orleans, LA.

5 January 2024
AAS Publishing at AAS 243 in New Orleans
The AAS publishing team is excited to engage with the community at the upcoming AAS meeting. Check out what they'll be up to at the meeting!

3 January 2024
The Rainbow Village at AAS: A Gathering Place for People of Color in Astronomy
Astrobites introduces the Rainbow Village, a new initiative to bring together astronomers of color at the upcoming AAS meeting in New Orleans.

2 January 2024
Dusting for Spectral Fingerprints to Determine the Origins of Stars in the Milky Way Halo
Astrobites reports on the use of high-resolution spectroscopy to trace the origins of a metal-poor star in the Milky Way halo.

29 December 2023
Looking Back on Astronomy in 2023 with AAS Nova
Check out the top astronomy stories we covered on AAS Nova in 2023!

28 December 2023
Selections from 2023: A Dusty, Elongated Gas Cloud in the Galactic Center
A gas cloud near the galactic center, headed for destruction in 2036, may have been ejected during a recent stellar merger.

27 December 2023
Selections from 2023: Do Waves or Nanoflares Heat the Solar Corona?
A massive study of solar flares allowed researchers to assess whether nanoflares are solely responsible for heating the solar corona.

26 December 2023
Selections from 2023: The Coolest Sub-stellar Source of Radio Waves
Researchers have discovered and characterized the smallest and coolest radio-emitting sub-stellar object — a brown dwarf with spectral type T8.

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