14 October 2018

Highlights from AAS Nova: 30 September - 13 October 2018

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.

12 October 2018
Two Explosions with Similar Quirks
Could a burst of gamma rays from 2015 help us to understand the strange emission from the merging neutron stars observed last year?

10 October 2018
Some Like It Hot
Astrobites explores how gas giants form via core accretion. Can this formation process reveal secrets about the planet long after the accretion is over?

9 October 2018
What Should We Assume?
Astronomers need to rely on assumptions sometimes. Astrobites reports on how we make sure these assumptions don’t get us into trouble.

8 October 2018
How to Turn off a Galaxy’s Star Formation
New ALMA observations provide a closer look at how a galaxy may be shutting down its star formation.

5 October 2018
Oscillations in the Eye of the Bull
Red giant Aldebaran is one of the most recognizable stars in the night sky. What can historical and modern radial velocity data tell us about this star and the planet that orbits it?

3 October 2018
Investigating Our Expanding Universe
The universe is expanding — but we’re still not sure how quickly! A new study investigates whether we can resolve the conflict between measurements of its expansion rate.

2 October 2018
The Tortoise and the Star
Astrobites reports on why we need to better understand the bubbling, broiling surfaces of stars in order to interpret tortoise-speed velocity shifts in starlight.

1 October 2018
Featured Image: A CHIME Search for Fast Radio Bursts
The CHIME radio telescope has a new goal: to hunt for the elusive fast radio bursts thought to occur across the sky.