22 April 2019

Highlights from AAS Nova: 7 - 20 April 2019

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.

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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 April 2019
Compact Objects Charging toward Merger
When neutron stars or black holes merge, will they emit light? A neglected factor may affect the answer: electric charge.

17 April 2019
Exploring Filaments on the Sun
Images of the solar chromosphere often reveal dark threads cutting across the Sun’s face. New research explores the structure of one such solar filament.

16 April 2019
U(V) Light Up My Life
M dwarfs are known to be active, flaring stars. Astrobites reports on whether this radiation could potentially fuel life instead of destroying it.

15 April 2019
NuSTAR Explores the Aftermath of a Supernova
The NuSTAR spacecraft’s X-ray view has revealed new details about a particularly extreme supernova remnant.

12 April 2019
A Faster Way to Form Planets
Could icy planetesimals roaming the galaxy act as seeds for planet formation?

10 April 2019
First Images of a Black Hole from the Event Horizon Telescope
Astronomers have used a telescope that spans the globe to capture the first detailed images of a black hole.

9 April 2019
A New Window into Prebiotic Nitrogen Chemistry in Protoplanetary Disks
Astrobites reports on what the hunt for nitrogen-bearing molecules in nearby protoplanetary disks has revealed.

8 April 2019
Featured Image: Modeling a Cosmic Horseshoe
These beautiful Hubble images reveal the Cosmic Horseshoe, an example of strong gravitational lensing.