27 February 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 12-25 February 2023

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.

24 February 2023
A Fresh Look at Kepler-444's Ancient Planetary System
A research team tackles a complex three-star, five-planet system and finds evidence for a dustier protoplanetary disk than previously thought.

22 February 2023
New Phenomena on the Quiet Sun
Step aside, solar flares: two recent research articles explore the Sun when it’s at its calmest and find that there’s plenty to discover.

17 February 2023
A New Spider Joins a Deadly Club
Arachnophobes, take notice: another black widow pulsar has been spotted hunting in the night.

15 February 2023
Black Holes as the Source of Dark Energy
New research suggests that as our universe expands, black holes gain mass, and this connection between black holes and the universe’s expansion is the source of dark energy.

13 February 2023
Featured Image: Two Young Star Clusters in the Milky Way
Researchers track down a pair of metal-poor star clusters on the outskirts of the Milky Way to understand how metallicity affects the masses of young stars.

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