24 April 2023

Highlights from AAS Nova: 9-22 April 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.

21 April 2023
More Supernova Detections May Be on the Horizon with High-Energy Neutrinos
In rare cases, certain supernovae might produce high-energy neutrinos, allowing our neutrino detectors to track down exploding stars out to greater distances.

19 April 2023
Could Some High-Redshift Galaxy Candidates Actually Be Supernovae?
Some high-redshift galaxy candidates in JWST images are curiously point-like. New research investigates whether these sources might be supernovae instead.

17 April 2023
Featured Image: How Do Supermassive Black Holes Eat?
New high-resolution three-dimensional simulations explore the nature of accretion onto supermassive black holes in elliptical galaxies.

14 April 2023
Planning for Touchdown: New Maps of the Moon’s South Pole
When the next moonwalkers land near the lunar south pole, they’re going to need a map. With a possible Artemis III landing just a few years away, planetary scientists are hard at work trying to make one fit for spacesuit-clad geologists

12 April 2023
How to Make (and Find) Neutron Stars with a Dash of Dark Matter
Neutron stars containing a small amount of dark matter might be able to explain some unusual observations. How would these objects form, and how can we study them further?

10 April 2023
I Know We’ve (NIR)Cam So Far (but We Got So Far to Go)
Astrobites reports on some of the initial instrumentation challenges and solutions for JWST’s Near Infrared Camera.

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