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AAS Nova provides brief highlights of recently published articles from the AAS journals, i.e., The Astronomical Journal (AJ) and The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements. 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 the AAS Nova webpage for more posts.
31 August 2018
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Globular clusters in the Milky Way are shedding their stars. How can we tell when this process began?
29 August 2018
Habitable Moons Instead of Habitable Planets?
A new study explores the possibility of habitable moons orbiting gas-giant exoplanets.
28 August 2018
A Radio Bright Quasar at the Edge
Astrobites reports on a very high-redshift, bright galactic nucleus that’s revealing information about our early universe.
27 August 2018
SETI on the Side: Seeking Dyson Spheres with Gaia
Could Gaia’s immense catalog of stellar positions help us find extraterrestrial intelligence?
24 August 2018
Measuring Microlensing from Space
How can we use gravitational microlensing to learn about isolated objects roaming the galaxy?
22 August 2018
Has Anyone Found a Lost Comet?!
Comet D/Lexell has been lost to memory since its discovery in 1770. Can modern astronomical methods track it down?
21 August 2018
Probing the Surroundings of Tycho’s Supernova
Carly Sandal 35mm Almond Coral Floral Astrobites reports on how a supernova that Tycho Brahe studied in 1572 may yet have something to tell us about what causes these dramatic explosions.
20 August 2018
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This Hubble image hints at a pair of accreting supermassive black holes likely headed for a merger after the collision of their host galaxies.
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