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  • Letter |

    Most of the Mars Trojans — asteroids co-orbiting the planet — are dynamically related; thus, they have a common origin. Joint information from spectral observations and dynamical modelling suggests that they were ejected from Mars itself after an impact.

    • D. Polishook
    • , S. A. Jacobson
    • , A. Morbidelli
    •  & O. Aharonson
  • Review Article |

    Feedback from actively accreting supermassive black holes is thought to be important in the evolution of galaxies. Theoretical and observational results are reviewed with regard to the impact of this feedback on star formation in galaxies.

    • C. M. Harrison
  • Letter |

    Multiple stars are thought to form either through disk fragmentation or turbulent fragmentation, but the latter has had no clear observational confirmation. Here the authors report misaligned disks around a wide-binary pair, a sign of turbulent fragmentation.

    • Jeong-Eun Lee
    • , Seokho Lee
    • , Michael M. Dunham
    • , Ken’ichi Tatematsu
    • , Minho Choi
    • , Edwin A. Bergin
    •  & Neal J. Evans
  • Article |

    A previously unidentified class of variable stars has been found in OGLE survey data, characterized by periodic brightness variations on ~30-min timescales, amplitudes of ~0.3 mag and temperatures of ~30,000 K. They are potentially evolved low-mass stars.

    • Paweł Pietrukowicz
    • , Wojciech A. Dziembowski
    • , Marilyn Latour
    • , Rodolfo Angeloni
    • , Radosław Poleski
    • , Francesco di Mille
    • , Igor Soszyński
    • , Andrzej Udalski
    • , Michał K. Szymański
    • , Łukasz Wyrzykowski
    • , Szymon Kozłowski
    • , Jan Skowron
    • , Dorota Skowron
    • , Przemek Mróz
    • , Michał Pawlak
    •  & Krzysztof Ulaczyk
  • Letter |

    Low-mass black holes that accrete stars from locally dense environments grow over the Hubble time above a minimal mass of 105 solar masses, independently of their initial mass. This explains why there are no convincing cases of intermediate-mass black holes to date.

    • Tal Alexander
    •  & Ben Bar-Or

News & Comment

  • Editorial |

    With six months behind us, we would like to thank everyone who has submitted a paper, written for us or refereed for us. We take this opportunity to clarify our policies and quell some enduring misconceptions.

  • Mission Control |

    NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter has just returned its early science results after spending a year orbiting the ‘King of the Solar System’. Principal Investigator Scott Bolton summarizes what we have learnt.

    • Scott J. Bolton
  • News and Views |

    Analysis of Hubble Space Telescope observations shows that the well-known alignment between the central galaxy of a galaxy cluster and its host cluster has been in place for at least ten billion years.

    • Cristóbal Sifón

Current Issue

Volume 1 Issue 7

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Chin-Fei Lee (ASIAA). Cover art: Alex Wing

Volume 1 Issue 7

Spinning bullets from a young gun

Observations of a narrow, high-velocity jet launched from the innermost regions of a protostar/disk system reveal the presence of spinning clumps of material within the jet. This putative rotation implies that the jet removes angular momentum from the disk, thus allowing disk material to accrete onto the central protostar.

See Lee et al. 1, 0152 (2017).


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