26 February 2024

Highlights from AAS Nova: 11–24 February 2024

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.

23 February 2024
Monthly Roundup: Discovering, Modeling, and Characterizing Pulsars
Dive into three recent research articles that explore how pulsars are detected, where their pulses come from, and how they interact with their surroundings.

21 February 2024
Magnetic Last Moments
Brown dwarfs unlucky enough to orbit black widow pulsars can't survive forever, and recent radio observations are providing new insights into their untimely ends.

20 February 2024
Does Active Galactic Nucleus Feedback Cause Our Universe to Take a Cosmic Afternoon Nap?
Astrobites reports on an investigation into whether active galactic nucleus feedback can shut down star formation in galaxies.

15 February 2024
JWST Photographs Possible Giant Planets Around White Dwarfs
Researchers may have spotted two giant exoplanets around white dwarfs, providing evidence that the giant planets in our solar system will survive the Sun's red giant phase.

14 February 2024
Passing Stars Shake Up Simulations of Earth’s Past Orbit and Climate
Stars passing within a few light-years of our solar system add an element of chaos to planetary orbits, limiting how far back we can study Earth’s past orbit.

13 February 2024
Making Sense of Convoluted Images
Astrobites reports on using deconvolution methods to see hidden features in a JWST image of an active galactic nucleus.

12 February 2024
Water-Ice Weathering in Permanently Shadowed Craters on the Moon
New research investigates how ice might alter lunar soil and create fine particles in permanently shadowed lunar craters.

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