11 December 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 26 November – 9 December 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.

8 December 2023
Seventeen Days of X-Rays with Circinus X-1
An investigation of a young neutron star locked in an X-ray binary system has led researchers to propose a new model that explains its complicated X-ray behavior.

6 December 2023
A Radio Investigation of an Intermediate-Mass Black Hole Candidate
Between stellar-mass and supermassive black holes lie elusive intermediate-mass black holes. New radio data give insight into the nature of the promising intermediate-mass black hole candidate CXO J1338+04.

5 December 2023
Forget X-Ray Vision: Using Gravitational Waves to Peer Inside the Sun
Astrobites reports on the far-out possibility of using continuous gravitational waves from faraway pulsars to learn about the inside of the Sun.

4 December 2023
Dark Halos and Warped Disks
Can impact-tilted dark matter halos explain why so many spiral galaxies have warped disks?

1 December 2023
Patience Rewarded with a Planet
A recently discovered exoplanet required immense patience to uncover, both from an international team of astronomers and from a plucky suitcase-sized satellite.

29 November 2023
Investigation of a Nearby, Cold, and Young Brown Dwarf
Researchers have taken another look at a peculiar brown dwarf, highlighting the challenges of studying these cool, cloudy objects.

28 November 2023
Let’s Be Real: A Call for Physically Realistic Assumptions
Astrobites reports on the assumptions used in photoionization models that affect our understanding of ionized gas clouds surrounding hot stars.

27 November 2023
Featured Image: Solar Flares in Focus
A new catalog of solar flares aims to understand why some flares are accompanied by massive explosions of plasma and others are not.

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