Highlights from AAS Nova: 13-26 November 2022
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.
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.
23 November 2022
Four Stars, Many Eclipses
A flurry of eclipses, then back to eclipsing binary business as usual: what could cause such a strange light curve?
22 November 2022
A Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Supernovae
Astrobites reports on an updated neutrino detector that may be able to alert us to impending supernovae hours in advance.
21 November 2022
Planets May Have More Time to Form Than Previously Thought
A new study loosens the constraints on planet formation, suggesting that most protoplanetary disks stick around for at least 5 million years.
18 November 2022
A Disruptive New Way to Form Galactic Center Stars
How did the stars at the center of our galaxy attain their curious arrangement? A new theory suggests that a shredded star paved the way for new stars to form in a narrow disk.
16 November 2022
A NICER View of a Bursting X-Ray Binary
Researchers analyze 51 X-ray bursts from a neutron star snaring material from its stellar companion, forming one of the most active low-mass X-ray binaries known.
15 November 2022
A Tiny Flare from a Tiny Star
Astrobites reports on a tiny stellar flare from the Sun’s next-door neighbor: Proxima Centauri.
14 November 2022
Featured Image: A Plasma-Producing Pulsar
New simulations explore plasma production and particle acceleration near the surface of a dense, highly magnetized pulsar.