8 April 2024

Highlights from AAS Nova: 24 March – 6 April 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 two weeks; follow the links to read more, or visit AAS Nova for more posts.

5 April 2024
What Do Accretion Disk Models Remember?
If simulations “remember” the conditions they started with, that could complicate the modeling of magnetized accretion disks around supermassive black holes.

3 April 2024
Evidence Says Some Blue Stars Come from Two Stars
The merger of a red supergiant with a main-sequence star can make a blue supergiant, suggesting that many of the galaxy's brightest stars are not born, but made.

2 April 2024
Ghost (Particle) Hunting in Gamma-ray Bursts
Astrobites reports on a study that aims to determine whether the sources of gamma-ray bursts could also be a source of ghostly neutrinos.

1 April 2024
Featured Image: Giant Star-Forming Cloud
A giant star-forming region in the Milky Way has a new infrared portrait, thanks to a telescope flying through the stratosphere.

29 March 2024
Making Computers Count Pulses
Fitting models to pulsar arrival times is typically a tricky business. A new algorithm might let computers take on some of the decision-making burdens.

27 March 2024
A New Way of Looking at the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole
The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration has analyzed data that show our home galaxy's central black hole in a new light — polarized light, to be precise.

26 March 2024
How to Tell If a Black Hole Is Making Your Fairy Lights Twinkle
Astrobites reports on how we can find isolated black holes by searching for the twinkling of stars that these black holes pass in front of.

25 March 2024
Crystallization, Convection, and a Magnetic White Dwarf Mystery
When white dwarfs begin to crystallize, can the change prompt the formation of magnetic fields millions of times stronger than Earth's?

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