26 August 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 11-24 August 2019

Susanna Kohler, American Astronomical Society (AAS)

AAS Nova provides brief highlights of recently published articles from the AAS journals, i.e., The Astronomical Journal (AJ) and The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements. 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 the AAS Nova webpage for more posts.

19-26 August 2019
This week we were at the ExSS IV exoplanet meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland. Check out the links below for the full set of highlights! ExSS IV: Day 5
ExSS IV: Day 4
ExSS IV: Day 3
ExSS IV: Day 2
ExSS IV: Day 1
ExSS IV: Welcome

16 August 2019
Launching a Stellar Superflare
Superflares are immense stellar outbursts that are often accompanied by coronal mass ejections. What can we learn from simulations of these energetic events?

14 August 2019
A Nearby Stellar Stream Gets Carded
The Pisces–Eridanus stellar stream may try to pass itself off as a billion years old, but scientists are calling its bluff.

13 August 2019
Does an AGN Help or Hurt Star Formation?
Astrobites reports on how the impressive twin outflows created by an energetic galaxy nucleus might affect its star formation.

12 August 2019
Featured Image: Growing Globular Clusters from Mergers
Could globular clusters rise from the wreckage of a dwarf-galaxy collision? New simulations are helping us to find out.