13 February 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 29 January - 11 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.

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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.

10 February 2023
First Look at Extragalactic Cepheid Variable Stars with JWST
Certain variable stars provide a way for us to measure the distances to nearby galaxies, and JWST will allow us to monitor these stars with greater precision.

8 February 2023
Are Dusty Galaxies Getting in the Way of High-Redshift Studies?
JWST has observed many galaxies that researchers believe are from the first 500 million years after the Big Bang, but dusty interlopers might be skewing our perception of this important period in our universe’s history.

6 February 2023
Plunging Through the Plumes of Enceladus
Though it exists only on paper for now, a proposed mission to send a spacecraft straight through the plumes of Enceladus offers planetary scientists and adrenaline junkies alike plenty to get excited about.

3 February 2023
Detecting Exoplanets’ Elusive Magnetic Fields with Radio Transits
Astrobites reports on a promising method for detecting and constraining exoplanetary magnetic fields: measuring their effects on a host star’s radio emission during transits.

1 February 2023
Creating a Perfect Solar Storm
When two coronal mass ejections collide in interplanetary space, they can create an even more powerful storm. Recent research explores exactly which characteristics can turn solar storms from moderate to severe.

30 January 2023
Featured Image: Outflows from the Silver Coin Galaxy
About 11 million light-years away, the starburst galaxy NGC 253 spews gas into circumgalactic space. What can X-ray observations tell us about this star-forming system?

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