Welcome to the winter American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Honolulu, Hawai’i! Astrobites is attending the conference as usual, and we will report highlights from each day here. If you’d like to see more timely updates during the day, we encourage you to search the #aas235 hashtag on twitter. We’ll be posting once a day during the meeting, so be sure the visit the site often to catch all the news!
Editor’s Note: This week we’re at the 235th AAS Meeting in Honolulu, HI. Along with a team of authors from Astrobites, we will be writing updates on selected events at the meeting and posting each day. Follow along here or at astrobites.com. The usual posting schedule for AAS Nova will resume next week.
The Swan Nebula in high-resolution images from SOFIA (click for the full view). [NASA/SOFIA/Lim, De Buizer, & Radomski et al.; ESA/Herschel; NASA/JPL-Caltech]
Dannie Heineman Prize: Making a Habitable Planet (by Ellis Avallone)Prof. Ted Bergin from the University of Michigan discusses the required ingredients for a habitable world.This morning started off with Edwin (Ted) Bergin (University of Michigan), the winner of this year’s Dannie Heineman Prize, discussing the formation of habitable worlds. He began by thanking ...