1 October 2018

Highlights from AAS Nova: 16-29 September 2018

By 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.


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.

28 September 2018
Unexpected Discovery of a Bright Cow
What do we know so far about the unusual transient event AT2018cow, nicknamed “the Cow”?

26 September 2018
JunoCam Captures Dynamics of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
JunoCam has returned stunning high-resolution images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. What can we learn about the properties of this long-lived storm?

25 September 2018
The Curious Case of the Mysterious Over-Luminous Brown Dwarf
Astrobites reports on a mysterious brown dwarf, CWW 89Ab, that is significantly brighter than expected.

24 September 2018
Planning for Images of a Black Hole
In 2006 an ambitious project was begun: creating the world’s largest telescope with the goal of imaging the shadow of a black hole. But how will we analyze the images this project produces?

21 September 2018
A New Look at the Solar Corona
A deep-imaging campaign reveals intricate structures in the solar corona.

19 September 2018
Support for Today’s Reality of Astronomy Data
Modern astronomy is conducted via computers — and the Astropy project is a community resource designed for astronomers interacting with data.

18 September 2018
The Jupiter-Analog Companions to Super-Earths
A guest author for astrobites reports on how Jupiter analogs in planetary systems might affect the development of planets closer to the star.

17 September 2018
Featured Image: Forming Disks and Rings in Galactic Nuclei
New simulations demonstrate what happens to gas caught in a gravitational tug-of-war in the nucleus of a galaxy.