25 March 2024

Highlights from AAS Nova: 10–23 March 2024

Kerry Hensley

Kerry Hensley American Astronomical Society (AAS)

AAS Nova provides brief highlights of recently published articles from the AAS journals, i.e., The Astronomical Journal (AJ), The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), ApJ Letters, ApJ Supplements, The Planetary Science Journal, and Research Notes of the AAS. 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.

Image of the Sun rising behind the Earth's horizon with the text "Discover what's new in the universe", the AAS Nova logo, and "aasnova.org" superposed.


The following are the AAS Nova highlights from the past two weeks; follow the links to read more, or visit AAS Nova for more posts.

22 March 2024
AAS Media Fellowship Now Open for Applications
Are you an astronomy graduate student who’s interested in science communication? Apply for the AAS Media Fellowship by June 21!

20 March 2024
Modeling a Conversation Between a Black Hole and Its Galaxy
A new modeling technique lets black holes and their surroundings "talk" more easily, allowing researchers to simulate the complicated physics of accretion and feedback.

19 March 2024
The 80s Called, They Want Their Ultra-Long-Period Radio Transient Back
Astrobites reports on two objects whose unusually spaced-out radio pulses have puzzled astronomers. Could these objects be white dwarfs or magnetars?

18 March 2024
Featured Image: Mapping Matter in the Universe
Researchers measure tiny distortions in the oldest light in the universe to determine where matter is concentrated.

15 March 2024
How to Slice a Star
Massive stars are not typically inclined to go gentle into the good night. Some, new work suggests, might dramatically cut themselves in two using a “relativistic blade.”

13 March 2024
Monthly Roundup: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse
Three recent studies of the famous red supergiant examine the aftermath of the Great Dimming, probe the possibility of a stellar merger, and reconsider some critical evidence that suggests that Betelgeuse was once two stars.

12 March 2024
A First Glimpse of Changing-Look Active Galactic Nuclei with SDSS-V
Astrobites reports on the changing-look active galactic nuclei seen in the first year of the fifth Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

11 March 2024
K2-18b May Not Be Habitable After All
A new interpretation of JWST spectra suggests that exoplanet K2-18b is a gas-rich world without a habitable surface rather than an ocean world.

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