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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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American Astronomical Society Journals Going Electronic Only

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

  • The Brightest Cluster Galaxy in A85: The Largest Core Known So Far

    O. López-Cruz et al. 2014 ApJ 795 L31

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  • ALMA Measurements of the HNC and HC3N Distributions in Titan's Atmosphere

    M. A. Cordiner et al. 2014 ApJ 795 L30

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  • New Candidate Eruptive Young Stars in Lynds 1340

    M. Kun et al. 2014 ApJ 795 L26

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  • Discovery of X-Ray Pulsations from the INTEGRAL Source IGR J11014–6103

    J. P. Halpern et al. 2014 ApJ 795 L27

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  • SDSS J013127.34–032100.1: A Newly Discovered Radio-loud Quasar at z = 5.18 with Extremely High Luminosity

    Wei-Min Yi et al. 2014 ApJ 795 L29

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