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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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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have decided that all AAS research journals published with IOP will become electronic only and will no longer print paper editions.

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  • Two Local Volume Dwarf Galaxies Discovered in 21 cm Emission: Pisces A and B

    Erik J. Tollerud et al. 2015 ApJ 798 L21

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  • Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence Powered by Magnetorotational Instability in Nascent Protoneutron Stars

    Youhei Masada et al. 2015 ApJ 798 L22

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  • An ALMA Disk Mass for the Candidate Protoplanetary Companion to FW Tau

    Adam L. Kraus et al. 2015 ApJ 798 L23

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  • Fast Modes and Dusty Horseshoes in Transitional Disks

    Tushar Mittal and Eugene Chiang 2015 ApJ 798 L25

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  • Witnessing Gas Mixing in the Metal Distribution of the Hickson Compact Group HCG 31

    S. Torres-Flores et al. 2015 ApJ 798 L24

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