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The Astrophysical Journal Letters is a peer-reviewed express scientific journal that allows astrophysicists to rapidly publish short notices of significant original research. The American Astronomical Society has chosen IOP Publishing to publish The Astrophysical Journal.

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These are the latest articles published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

  • Non-equilibrium Modeling of the Fe XVII 3C/3D Line Ratio in an Intense X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Excited Plasma

    S. D. Loch et al. 2015 ApJ 801 L13

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  • Effects of Nitrogen Photoabsorption Cross Section Resolution on Minor Species Vertical Profiles in Titan's Upper Atmosphere

    A. Luspay-Kuti et al. 2015 ApJ 801 L14

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  • Matching the Evolution of the Stellar Mass Function Using Log-Normal Star Formation Histories

    Louis E. Abramson et al. 2015 ApJ 801 L12

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  • On the Parallel Spectrum in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence

    Andrey Beresnyak 2015 ApJ 801 L9

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  • Abundance Differences between Exoplanet Binary Host Stars XO-2N and XO-2S?Dependence on Stellar Parameters

    Johanna K. Teske et al. 2015 ApJ 801 L10

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