6 May 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 21 April - 4 May 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.

3 May 2019
A Link Between Fast Radio Bursts, Magnetars, and Supernovae?
A new study of an unusually bright supernova may have found the key to understanding what causes mysterious fast radio bursts.

1 May 2019
Mapping Clouds on a Distant World
Hubble observations shed some light on the clouds of a nearby, planetary-mass object.

30 April 2019
Distances in the Dark: Using Binary Black Holes to Study the Universe’s Expansion
Astrobites reports on how astronomers can now measure the expansion rate of the universe using gravitational-wave signals from binary black hole mergers.

29 April 2019
AAS Publishing Releases New Video Series
You’ve got questions about AAS Publishing, and AAS Journals Lead Editor Frank Timmes has answers. Check out the AAS’s new video series!

26 April 2019
Prepping for Even Bigger Data in the Era of Interferometry
Radio interferometers are churning out data faster than ever before. How can astronomers keep up?

24 April 2019
Hubble Confirms Interstellar Buckyballs
From a jumble of confusing clues in interstellar space, scientists have picked out evidence of a celebrity molecule: ionized Buckminsterfullerene.

23 April 2019
What We Don’t Know About Protoplanetary Disks
Astrobites reports on what ALMA observations tell us about the cause of dust rings and gaps in protoplanetary disks.

22 April 2019
Featured Image: Hunting for Past Fireworks
This stunning image reveals a face-on spiral galaxy rich with the fireworks of stellar birth and death.