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1 Summary

Here's a selection of… how to say it nicely… let's stick with "strange" paper titles I've been finding while browsing arXiv… Some titles just have a completely unnecessary, uninformative first part (e.g., "The penguin in the box: observations of my favorite galaxy, the latte coffee galaxy"). Some titles try to make a pun or a reference to some popular movie or book… Some are just hard to describe… As you guess, I'm advocating for simple, straight to the point titles. The title should be serious, informative, provide enough elements so the reader knows what it is about, without being too long. The list is only for astro-ph papers (hep-ph and hep-th papers are also worth it). There's no link, just look for the title in astro-ph!

Update: oh wait, there's even a paper on… strange titles: Despite the correlations found, I would still argue that an informative title is the way to go, especially if more people get to choose cheeky titles indeed…

2 Newspaper headlines (fake news maybe?)

2.1 One sentence summary title

  • Current data are consistent with flat spatial hypersurfaces in the

ΛCDM cosmological model but favor more lensing than the model predicts

2.2 Yes, the result is that clear

  • Star formation near the Sun is driven by expansion of the Local Bubble
  • Ultra-light Dark Matter is Incompatible with the Milky Way's Dwarf Satellites
  • Supersoft X-ray emission from a white dwarf binary not powered by nuclear fusion
  • 50% of Quasar Outflows are Situated at Least 100 Parsecs From the Central Source
  • Enhanced atomic gas fractions in recently merged galaxies: quenching is not a result of post-merger gas exhaustion
  • Star-forming galaxies are predicted to lie on a fundamental plane of mass, star formation rate and α-enhancement
  • The gas-phase metallicities of star-forming galaxies in aperture-matched SDSS samples follow potential rather than mass or average surface density
  • Optically thick HI does not dominate dark gas in the local ISM
  • AGN must be very efficient at powering outflows
  • The Milky Way has no in-situ halo but it has a thick disc. Composition of the stellar halo and age-dating the last significant merger with Gaia DR2 and APOGEE
  • No magnetars in ULXs
  • Comments on "No magnetars in ULXs" waiting for remarks on comments on "No magnetars in ULXs"
  • Yes, multi-periodic dwarfs in Upper Scorpius are binaries waiting for the competitor's paper: No they are not
  • Dense gas is not enough: environmental variations in the star formation efficiency of dense molecular gas at 100pc scales in M51
  • Outflows from dwarf starbursts are ubiquitous: kinematics of z<0.3 GRB-SN hosts resolved with FLAMES
  • The fundamental metallicity relation emerges from the local anti-correlation between star formation rate and gas-phase metallicity existing in disk galaxies
  • There is no magnetic braking catastrophe: Low-mass star cluster and protostellar disc formation with non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics
  • LAMOST J202629.80+423652.0 is not a symbiotic star
  • Wide binaries are rare in open clusters
  • From lenticulars to blue compact dwarfs: the stellar mass fraction is regulated by disc gravitational instability
  • No Redshift Evolution in the Broad Line Region Metallicity up to z=7.54: Deep NIR Spectroscopy of ULAS J1342+0928

2.3 Clickbait

  • The Way of Water: ALMA resolves H2O emission lines in a strongly lensed dusty star-forming galaxy at z∼3.1
  • Schrodinger's Galaxy Candidate: Puzzlingly Luminous at z ≈ 17 , or Dusty/Quenched at z ≈ 5 ?
  • A train of shocks at 3000 au scale? Exploring the clash of an expanding bubble into the NGC 1333 IRAS 4 region. SOLIS XVI that sounds like a Marvel/DC trailer
  • Faintest of them all : ZTF 21aaoryiz/SN 2021fcg – Discovery of an extremely low luminosity type Iax supernova
  • Weather on Other Worlds. V. The Three Most Rapidly Rotating Ultra-Cool Dwarfs remark: read the abstract, the "weather" is a clickbait
  • Supernovae from blue supergiant progenitors: What a mess! oh boy
  • Spectacular HST observations of the Coma galaxy D100 and star formation in its ram pressure stripped tail the point of the paper is to show some spectacle
  • MUSE sneaks a peek at extreme ram-pressure stripping events - IV. Hydrodynamic and gravitational interactions in the Blue Infalling Group
  • Denuded Dwarfs Demystified: Gas Loss from dSph Progenitors and Implications for the Minimum Mass of Galaxies astroporn?
  • Ultimate Merging at z~0.1
  • Molecular clumps disguising their star formation efficiency per freefall time: What we can do not to be fooled
  • Reproducing the Universe: a comparison between the EAGLE simulations and the nearby DustPedia galaxy sample
  • CAB: Towards the RNA-world in the interstellar medium – detection of urea, and search of 2-amino-oxazole and simple sugars
  • Prebiotic precursors of the primordial RNA world in space: Detection of NH2OH
  • Magellanic Mayhem: Metallicities and Motions
  • Measuring Young Stars in Space and Time – I. The Photometric Catalog and Extinction Properties of N44
  • Survival of the Fittest: Numerical Modeling of Supernova 2014C
  • Do galaxies die? Different views from simulations and observations in the Local Universe

2.4 Covid-19 special

  • Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation of a Nearby Super Massive Black Hole published during the start of the covid-19 crisis!!
  • On Socially Distant Neighbors: Using Binaries to Constrain the Density of Objects in the Galactic Center
  • Discovery of Four New Clusters in the Cygnus Cloud
  • A meeting at z~3: Young massive galaxies and an AGN within 30kpc of the luminous QSO LBQS0302-0019 with Zoom?

3 Join the dark side of astrophysics

  • Lights in the Dark:Globular clusters as dark matter tracers
  • The Dark Side of Using Dark Sirens to Constrain the Hubble-Lemaître Constant
  • Can dark energy evolve to the Phantom? a new superhero maybe
  • Cloudshine: New Light on Dark Clouds too many light/dark words, I'm confused
  • Through a Mini Halo, Darkly
  • Peering into the dark side: magnesium lines establish a massive neutron star in PSR J2215+5135
  • Black vs. Dark: Rapid Growth of Supermassive Black Holes in Dark Matter Haloes at z ~ 6
  • Into the Darkness: Classical and Type II Cepheids in the Zona Galactica Incognita
  • Heart of Darkness: the influence of galactic dynamics on quenching star formation in galaxy spheroids
  • Solitons in the dark: non-linear structure formation with fuzzy dark matter

4 Like a siren in the dark

5 Forced puns (ah ah, sigh…)

  • Leaving No Branches Behind: Predicting Baryonic Properties of Galaxies from Merger Trees
  • A stellar halo walks into a bar: creation of substructure from a smooth distribution function
  • Red riding on hood: Exploring how galaxy colour depends on environment
  • A shot in the Dark (Ages): a faint galaxy at z=9.76 confirmed with JWST
  • ALCHEMI finds a "shocking" carbon footprint in the starburst galaxy NGC~253
  • From dawn till disk: Milky Way's turbulent youth revealed by the APOGEE+Gaia data
  • Crossing the Line: Active Galactic Nuclei in the Star-forming region of the BPT Diagram
  • Taller in the saddle: constraining CMB physics using saddle points
  • Gone after one orbit: How cluster environments quench galaxies
  • Sunscreen: Photometric Signatures of Galaxies Partially Cloaked in Dyson Spheres
  • The Shocking Power Sources of LINERs- Stars behind bars I: The Milky Way's central stellar populations
  • Go with the Flow: Understanding Inflow Mechanisms in Galaxy Collisions
  • The Red Dead Redemption Survey of Circumgalactic Gas About Massive Galaxies. I. Mass and Metallicity of the Cool Phase
  • Be it therefore resolved: Cosmological Simulations of Dwarf Galaxies with Extreme Resolution Alleluia
  • Reionization in Technicolor coming soon to your screens
  • The alignment is in their stars: on the spin-alignment of stars in star clusters
  • Roll of the Dice: A Stochastically Sampled IMF Alters the Stellar Content of Simulated Dwarf Galaxies
  • The Lazy Giants: APOGEE Abundances Reveal Low Star Formation Efficiencies in the Magellanic Clouds
  • 'The Brick' is not a brick: A comprehensive study of the structure and dynamics of the Central Molecular Zone cloud G0.253+0.016
  • Space Telescope and Optical Reverberation Mapping Project. X. Understanding the Absorption-Line Holiday in NGC 5548 Holiday?!
  • Through thick or thin: Multiple components of the magneto-ionic medium towards the nearby HII region Sharpless 2-27 revealed by Faraday tomography
  • Dirt-cheap Gas Scaling Relations: Using Dust Absorption, Metallicity and Galaxy Size to Predict Gas Masses for Large Samples of Galaxies
  • Putting binning in the bin: strong evidence for a continuous relationship between galaxy starburstiness and AGN power
  • Keeping it Cool: Much Orbit Migration, yet Little Heating, in the Galactic Disk
  • Roll of the Dice: A Stochastically Sampled IMF Alters the Stellar Content of Simulated Dwarf Galaxies
  • AGNs are not that cool: revisiting the intrinsic AGN far-infrared spectral energy distribution

6 Rise and shine, rise and fall, fall and rise, rise and fail…

  • The Fall of a Giant. Chemical evolution of Enceladus, alias the Gaia Sausage
  • The Fall of the Youngest Planetary Nebula, Hen3-1357
  • The Rise and Fall of ASASSN-18pg: Following a TDE from Early to Late Times
  • Differential Speckle Polarimetry of Betelgeuse in 2019-2020: the rise is different from the fall
  • The Fall and the Rise of X-Rays from Dwarf Novae in Outburst: RXTE Observations of VW Hydri and WW Ceti
  • The Fall and Rise of V854 Centauri: Long-Term Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of a Highly Active R Coronae Borealis Star
  • Rise and fall of post-starburst galaxies in Magneticum Pathfinder

7 Seasonal astronomy

  • Late Bloomer Galaxies: Growing Up in Cosmic Autumn followed by…
  • After The Fall: The Dust and Gas in E+A Post-Starburst Galaxies
  • Changes: The Past, Present, and Future of the Nearby Dwarf Galaxy NGC 55

8 Culinary astronomy

  • Galaxies Going Bananas: Inferring the 3D Geometry of High-Redshift Galaxies with JWST-CEERS
  • Devouring The Centaurus A Satellites: Modeling Dwarf Galaxies with Galacticus
  • You Are What You Eat: The Circumgalactic Medium Around BreakBRD Galaxies has Low Mass and Angular Momentum
  • Splitting the lentils: Clues to galaxy/black hole coevolution from the discovery of offset relations for non-dusty versus dusty (wet-merger-built) lenticular galaxies in the Mbh-M∗,spheroid diagram
  • The Chocolate Chip Cookie Model: dust-to-metal ratio of HII regions
  • Bottling the Champagne: Dynamics and Radiation Trapping of Wind-Driven Bubbles around Massive Stars
  • Stirred and shaken: dynamical behavior of boson stars and dark matter cores
  • Shaken and stirred: When Bond meets Suess-de Vries and Gnevyshev-Ohl
  • Shaken or stirred: the diffuse interstellar medium with exceptionally high SiO abundance
  • Do you smell something decaying? Updated linear constraints on decaying dark matter scenarios culinary because of cosmic soup in abstract, WTF because of title, necrology because of decaying
  • Strong [OIII]λ5007 emission line compact galaxies in LAMOST DR9: Blueberries, Green Peas and Purple Grapes
  • Sausage & Mash: the dual origin of the Galactic thick disc and halo from the gas-rich Gaia-Enceladus-Sausage merger
  • Do stellar-mass and super-massive black holes have similar dining habits?
  • \(\pi\) Earth: a 3.14 days Earth-sized Planet from \textit{K2}'s Kitchen served warm by the SPECULOOS Team
  • Orion Source I's disk is salty
  • Alcohols on the rocks: solid-state formation in a H3CCCH + OH cocktail under dark cloud conditions
  • When the Peas Jump around the Pod: How Stellar Clustering Affects the Observed Correlations between Planet Properties in Multi-Planet Systems

9 Astronomers on the beach

  • Salt, Hot Water, and Silicon Compounds Tracing Massive Twin Disks
  • Sun-bathing around Low-mass Protostars: APEX-CHAMP+ Observations of High-J CO

10 Star-trek astronomy

  • Does Nature use neutral beams for interstellar plasma heating around compact objects?
  • X-raying winds in distant quasars: the first high-redshift wind duty cycle

11 Do you see what I see?

  • Seen and unseen: bursty star formation and its implications for observations of high-redshift galaxies with JWST
  • Do You See What I See? Exploring the Consequences of Luminosity Limits in Black Hole-Galaxy Evolution Studies
  • Appearances can be deceiving: clear signs of accretion in the seemingly ordinary Sextans dSph
  • Hyperluminous starburst gives up its secrets
  • From the Outside Looking in: What can Milky Way Analogues Tell us About the Star Formation Rate of Our Own Galaxy?

11.1 Astronomers need glasses

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: UVIT and MUSE Discovery of a Large, Diffuse Star-Forming Galaxy
  • Hidden in plain sight: a massive, dusty starburst in a galaxy protocluster at z=5.7 in the COSMOS field
  • Galactic extinction laws: II. Hidden in plain sight, a new interstellar absorption band at 7700 Å broader than any known DIB

12 What's the matter with your title?

  • Does Matter Matter? Using the mass distribution to distinguish neutron stars and black holes
  • When Matter Matters

13 It's more impressive with letters

  • Losing a minute every two years: SRG X-ray view on the rapidly accelerating X-ray pulsar SXP1323
  • A Thirty-Four Billion Solar Mass Black Hole in SMSS J2157-3602, the Most Luminous Known Quasar
  • A 40 Billion Solar-mass Black Hole in the Extreme Core of Holm 15A, the Central Galaxy of Abell 85
  • A probabilistic case for a large missing carbon sink on Mars after 3.5 billion years ago

14 Conversation with officemate

  • Concerning Colour: The Effect of Environment on Type Ia Supernova Colour in the Dark Energy Survey
  • Are Active Galactic Nuclei in Post-Starburst Galaxies Driving the Change or Along for the Ride?
  • Why take the square root? An assessment of interstellar magnetic field strength estimation methods
  • Where have all the interstellar silicon carbides gone?
  • Why take the square root? An assessment of interstellar magnetic field strength estimation methods
  • Alignment of the magnetic field in star forming regions and why it might be difficult to observe
  • Star Formation Occurs in Dense Gas, but What Does "Dense" Mean?
  • Population and spectral synthesis: it doesn't work without binaries
  • Being careful with field formation interpretation of GW190412
  • Is this an Early Stage Merger? A Case Study on Molecular Gas and Star Formation Properties of Arp 240
  • What is the price of abandoning dark matter? Cosmological constraints on alternative gravity theories
  • Does the HR 6819 triple system contain a dormant black hole? Not necessarily
  • How much electric surcharge fits on … a white dwarf star?
  • Two Flares One Shock: the Interesting Case of 3C 454.3
  • Two stripped envelope supernovae with circumstellar interaction – but only one really shows it
  • One-Two Quench: A Double Minor Merger Scenario
  • Where have all the solar-like stars gone? Rotation period detectability at various inclinations and metallicities
  • It's Cloud's Illusions I Recall: Mixing Drives the Acceleration of Clouds from Ram Pressure Stripped Galaxies
  • Find the Gap: Black Hole Population Analysis with an Astrophysically Motivated Mass Function
  • Light, medium-weight or heavy? The nature of the first supermassive black hole seeds
  • Blowing Bubbles around Intermediate-Mass Stars: Feedback from Main-Sequence Winds is not Enough

15 The doubt should be in the title

  • Did the Event Horizon Telescope Detect the Base of the Sub-Milliarsecond Tubular Jet in M\,87? judging from the title, the paper won't tell you
  • Born in a pair (?): Pisces II and Pegasus III
  • The Metal-poor non-Sagittarius (?) Globular Cluster NGC 5053: Orbit and Mg, Al and Si Abundances maybe the (?) is a missing piece of latex symbol?

16 Deep questions (and some of the worst titles…)

  • Cannonball or Bowling Ball: A Proper Motion and Parallax for PSR J0002+6216
  • As Simple as Possible but No Simpler: Optimizing the Performance of Neural Net Emulators for Galaxy SED Fitting
  • Are we surprised to find SMBHs with JWST at z > 9?
  • The Sagittarius dwarf galaxy: Where did all the gas go? Fate of the gas in the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy maybe?
  • Tip of the iceberg? Selection effects in X-ray AGN and their impact on black hole-galaxy evolution studies
  • How big is the Sun: Solar diameter changes over time
  • Cepheid and RR Lyrae Variables as Standard Candles and What Else? Nespresso product placement?
  • Dwarfs or giants? Stellar metallicities and distances from ugrizG multi-band photometry
  • How Good a Clock is Rotation? The Stellar Rotation-Mass-Age Relationship for Old Field Stars
  • Hot Corinos Chemical Diversity: Myth or Reality?

17 Humble titles

  • An uncertainty principle for star formation – V. The influence of dust extinction on star formation rate tracer lifetimes and the inferred molecular cloud lifecycle

18 Not all titles are good / not so good of a title

  • Not All Stars Are the Sun: Empirical Calibration of the Mixing Length for Metal-Poor Stars Using 1-D Stellar Evolution Models is that right?
  • Not all stars form in clusters – Gaia-DR2 uncovers the origin of OB associations
  • Not so fast: LB-1 is unlikely to contain a 70M⊙ black hole
  • Not So Heavy Metals: Black Hole Feedback Enriches The Circumgalactic Medium
  • The not so simple stellar system Omega Cen. II. Evidence in support of a merging scenario

19 To be a good title or not to be a good title

  • KIC 2568888: To Be or Not to Be a Binary
  • To use or not to use synthetic stellar spectra in population synthesis models?
  • To beta or not to beta: can higher-order Jeans analysis break the mass-anisotropy degeneracy in simulated dwarfs?
  • Shatter or not: role of temperature and metallicity in the evolution of thermal instability

20 Popular references (movies, music…)/expressions

  • New Kids in Town. Sextans~II: a new stellar system in the outskirts of the Milky Way
  • Back to the present: A general treatment for the tidal field from the wake of dynamical friction
  • Atomic Hydrogen Shows its True Colours: Correlations between HI and Galaxy Colour in Simulations
  • Not gone with the Wind: Survival of High-Velocity Molecular Clouds in the Galactic center
  • Origins of the Evil Eye: M64's Stellar Halo Reveals the Recent Accretion of an SMC-mass Satellite
  • Reeling in the Whirlpool: the distance to M 51 clarified by Cepheids and the Type IIP SN 2005cs
  • Cloud Atlas: Navigating the Multiphase Landscape of Tempestuous Galactic Winds
  • Flight of the Bumblebee: the Early Excess Flux of Type Ia Supernova 2023bee revealed by TESS, Swift and Young Supernova Experiment Observations
  • The odd bunch: chrono-chemo-dynamics of sixteen unusual stars from Kepler
  • The Long and the Short of It: The Benefits and Leverage of Ultraviolet-Radio Galaxy Fitting
  • Stars on the edge: Galactic tides and the outskirts of the Sculptor dwarf spheroidal
  • The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy catalog approach for gravitational wave cosmology
  • A long life of excess: The interacting transient SN 2017hcc
  • Death at watersheds:galaxy quenching in low-density environments
  • It takes two to know one: Computing accurate one-point PDF covariances from effective two-point PDF models
  • Devouring the Milky Way Satellites: Modeling Dwarf Galaxies with Galacticus Straight from Marvel
  • The Hateful Eight: Connecting Massive Substructures in Galaxy Clusters like Abell 2744 to their Dynamical Assembly State using the Magneticum Simulations
  • Spritz is sparkling: simulated CO and [CII] luminosities
  • Walk on the Low Side: LOFAR explores the low-frequency radio emission of GASP jellyfish galaxies
  • A Stream Come True – Connecting tidal tails, shells, streams, and planes with galaxy kinematics and formation history
  • The Young and the Wild: What happens to Protoclusters forming at z = 4?
  • Two can play at that game: constraining the role of supernova and AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies with cosmological zoom-in simulations
  • The Prince and The Pauper: Co-evolution of the thin and thick disc in the Milky Way
  • There and back again: understanding the critical properties of backsplash galaxies
  • Live Fast, Die α-Enhanced: The Mass-Metallicity-α Relation of the Milky Way's Disrupted Dwarf Galaxies
  • The Return of the Templates: Revisiting the Galactic Center Excess with Multi-Messenger Observations
  • Dust in the Wind with Resonant Drag Instabilities: I. The Dynamics of Dust-Driven Outflows in GMCs and HII Regions
  • Dust in the Wind: Composition and Kinematics of Galaxy Outflows at the Peak Epoch of Star Formation
  • Seeing the forest for the trees: hierarchical generative models for star clusters from hydro-dynamical simulations
  • Lost in space? Relativistic interstellar navigation using an astrometric star catalogue
  • Ghost busting: introducing a new, robust galaxy finder algorithm for simulations
  • The curious case of the companion: evidence for cold accretion onto a dwarf satellite near the isolated elliptical NGC 7796
  • Jekyll & Hyde: quiescence and extreme obscuration in a pair of massive galaxies 1.5 Gyr after the Big Bang
  • The Little Engines That Could? Globular Clusters Contribute Significantly to Reionization-era Star Formation
  • Two-Face(s): ionized and neutral gas winds in the local Universe
  • Do Androids Dream of Magnetic Fields? Using Neural Networks to Interpret the Turbulent Interstellar Medium
  • Smoking Gun of the Dynamical Processing of the Solar-type Field Binary Stars
  • An outer shade of Pal: Abundance analysis of the outer halo globular cluster Palomar 13
  • Kraken reveals itself – the merger history of the Milky Way reconstructed with the E-MOSAICS simulations
  • A Blast from the Pasture: Studying the environment of AT 2018cow with MUSE
  • The Edge of the Galaxy
  • One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand – Inferring the properties of a population in presence of selection effects L. Pirandello
  • Knocking on giants' doors: I. The evolution of the dust-to-stellar mass ratio in distant dusty galaxies
  • Two's a crowd? Characterising the effect of photometric contamination on the extraction of the global asteroseismic parameter νmax in red-giant binaries ♫ Three's company too ♫

20.1 Starwars special

  • DEATHSTAR: Nearby AGB stars with the Atacama Compact Array. I. CO envelope sizes and asymmetries: A new hope for accurate mass-loss-rate estimates
  • Starburst galaxies strike back: a multi-messenger analysis
  • Return of the Big Glitcher: NICER timing and glitches of PSR J0537-6910
  • Return of the features. Efficient feature selection and interpretation for photometric redshifts

20.2 Lord of the titles, one title to rule them all (or not)

  • Return of the King: Time-series Photometry of FO Aquarii’s Initial Recovery from its Unprecedented 2016 Low State
  • One Law to Rule Them All: The Radial Acceleration Relation of Galaxies
  • High resolution IR observations of the starburst ring in NGC 7552. One ring to rule them all?
  • One Channel to Rule Them All? Constraining the Origins of Binary Black Holes using Multiple Formation Pathways

20.3 Chapters

  • Building the First Galaxies – Chapter 2. Starbursts Dominate The Star Formation Histories of 6 < z <12 Galaxies
  • Early Results From GLASS-JWST. XVII: Building the First Galaxies – Chapter 1. Star Formation Histories at 5<z < 7

20.4 Ghost in any shell

21 Monsters inc.

  • Mother of Dragons: A Massive, quiescent core in the dragon cloud (IRDC G028.37+00.07)
  • The gentle monster PDS 456: the kpc scale molecular outflow and its implications for QSO feedback
  • Waking the monster: the onset of AGN feedback in galaxy clusters hosting young central radio galaxies
  • Godzilla, a monster lurks in the Sunburst galaxy
  • Feeding and feedback from little monsters: AGN in dwarf galaxies
  • LARgE Survey. I. Dead Monsters: the Massive End of the Passive Galaxy Stellar Mass Function at Cosmic Noon

22 Complicated titles

  • NGC 6153: Reality is complicated
  • When H II Regions are Complicated

23 WTF category

  • Beware the recent past: a bias in spectral energy distribution modelling due to bursty star formation
  • Less is less: photometry alone cannot predict the observed spectral indices of z∼1 galaxies from the LEGA-C spectroscopic survey
  • Can we really pick and choose? Benchmarking various selections of Gaia Enceladus/Sausage stars in observations with simulations
  • Black holes that are too cold to respect cosmic censorship
  • Does Nature allow formation of ultra-compact black hole X-ray binaries via accretion-induced collapse of neutron stars? If it's not nature, who else?
  • Faint but not forgotten. I. First results from a search for astrospheres around AGB stars in the far-ultraviolet
  • What Does the Milky Way Look Like?
  • Saying Hallo to M94's Stellar Halo: Investigating the Accretion History of the Largest Pseudobulge Host in the Local Universe
  • Don't believe the hype(r): The Yellow Supergiants of Westerlund 1
  • Scary Barbie: An Extremely Energetic, Long-Duration Tidal Disruption Event Candidate Without a Detected Host Galaxy at z = 0.995 This might be about ZTF but that's more WTF…
  • Bubble in the Whale: Identifying the Optical Counterparts and Extended Nebula for the Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in NGC 4631
  • There is No Place Like Home – Finding Birth Radii of Stars in the Milky Way
  • Once is an Instance, Twice is a Hobby: Multiple Optical and Near-Infrared Changing-Look Events in NGC 5273
  • Meet the parents: the progenitor binary for the supermassive black hole candidate in E1821+643
  • Luck of the Irish? A companion of the Cloverleaf connected by a bridge of molecular gas
  • What Are Those Tiny Things? A First Study of Compact Star Clusters in the SMACS0723 Field with JWST
  • Panic! At the Disks: First Rest-frame Optical Observations of Galaxy Structure at z>3 with JWST in the SMACS 0723 Field
  • Don’t Pay Attention to the Noise: Learning Self-supervised Representations of Light Curves with a Denoising Time Series Transformer
  • Not that simple: the metallicity dependence of the wide binary fraction changes with separation and stellar mass
  • Got plenty of nothing: cosmic voids as a probe of particle dark matter
  • When Do Stars Go BOOM?
  • Developing a Victorious Strategy to the Second Strong Gravitational Lensing Data Challenge
  • Newcomers and suburbanites can drive the evolution of the size-stellar mass relation of early type galaxies in galaxy clusters
  • Now you see it, now you don't: Star formation truncation precedes the loss of molecular gas by ~100 Myr in massive post-starburst galaxies at z~0.6
  • Less wrong: a more realistic initial condition for simulations of turbulent molecular clouds
  • Making Sense of Nothing
  • Where's Swimmy?: Mining unique color features buried in galaxies by deep anomaly detection using Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam data
  • How low can you go? SN 2018zd as a low-mass Fe core-collapse supernova
  • What is Important? Morphological Asymmetries are Useful Predictors of Star Formation Rates of Star-forming Galaxies in SDSS Stripe 82
  • Thar she blows! How to inflate a wind-blown bubble
  • Re-crowning The Queen: Membership, Age and Rotation Periods for the Open Cluster Coma Berenices
  • But What About… Cosmic Rays, Magnetic Fields, Conduction, & Viscosity in Galaxy Formation
  • The axis of evil
  • Local Pancake Defeats Axis of Evil
  • The TP3-WFS: a new guy in town
  • Red, redder, reddest: SCUBA-2 imaging of colour-selected Herschel sources
  • Evolution of spatio-kinematic structures in star-forming regions: are Friends of Friends worth knowing?
  • Three candidate double clusters in the LMC: truth or dare?
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Stellar Wind Retention and Expulsion in Massive Star Clusters
  • Does slow and steady win the race? Investigating feedback processes in giant molecular clouds
  • The K2 M67 Study: Revisiting Old Friends with K2 Reveals Oscillating Red Giants in the Open Cluster M67
  • Rapid Reionization by the Oligarchs: The Case for Massive, UV-Bright, Star-Forming Galaxies with High Escape Fractions
  • Growing Pains: The Formation Times and Building Blocks of Milky Way-mass Galaxies in the FIRE Simulations
  • What did the seahorse swallow? APEX 170 GHz observations of the chemical conditions in the Seahorse infrared dark cloud
  • Say hello to Algol D and Algol E
  • A massive mess: When a large dwarf and a Milky Way-like galaxy merge
  • You Can Always Get What You Want: The Impact of Prior Assumptions on Interpreting GW190412
  • Neutron Star Mergers as the Main Source of R-process: Natal Kicks And Inside-Out Evolution to The Rescue
  • Ultra-faint dwarfs in a Milky Way context: Introducing the Mint Condition DC Justice League Simulations
  • Appearance vs Disappearance of broad absorption line troughs in quasars
  • A fully-spectroscopic triple-source-plane lens: the Jackpot completed
  • Dwarf satellites of high-z Lyman Break Galaxies: a free lunch for JWST

23.1 Bonus: WTT, where's the title?

  • Where's the flux? seriously?
  • Where's the Dust?: The Deepening Anomaly of Microwave Emission in NGC 4725 B
  • Where is Waldo (and his friends)? A comparison of anomaly detection algorithms for time-domain astronomy
  • Where is the Western Part of the Galactic Center Lobe Located really?

24 Necrology and anatomy

  • Dead man tells tales:metallicity distribution of the Milky Way stellar halo reveals the past of the GSE progenitor galaxy
  • Dissecting a 30 kpc galactic outflow at z∼ 1.7
  • Vivisecting galaxies with BANG: an automated morpho-kinematical decomposition of the SDSS-DR17 MaNGA survey
  • The Poor Old Heart of the Milky Way
  • Reading M87's DNA: A Double Helix revealing a large scale Helical Magnetic Field
  • Resurrection of Non-thermal Emissions from Type Ib/c Supernova Remnants
  • Forensic reconstruction of galaxy colour evolution and population characterisation
  • Autopsy of the Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
  • Dissecting star-formation in the "Atoms-for-Peace" galaxy: Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope observations of the post-merger galaxy NGC7252
  • Dissecting nonthermal emission in the complex multiple-merger galaxy cluster Abell 2744: Radio and X-ray analysis
  • Interstellar anatomy of the TeV gamma-ray peak in the IC443 supernova remnant
  • The Loudest Stellar Heartbeat: Characterizing the most extreme amplitude heartbeat star system
  • The dusty heart of Circinus: I. Imaging the circumnuclear dust in N-band
  • The ionized heart of a molecular disk. ALMA observations of the hyper-compact HII region G24.78+0.08 A1

25 Zoology

  • The Bactrian? Broad-lined Type-Ic supernova SN 2022xxf with extraordinary two-humped light curves Bactrian: fancy word for camel…
  • The pride of lions around Messier 105
  • Birds of a Feather? Magellan/IMACS Spectroscopy of the Ultra-Faint Satellites Grus II, Tucana IV, and Tucana V
  • Snake in the Clouds: A new nearby dwarf galaxy in the Magellanic bridge
  • Cuckoo's Eggs in Neutron Stars: Can LIGO Hear Chirps from the Dark Sector?

25.1 Related: elephantology

  • The Elephant in the Room: The Importance of Where and When Massive Stars Form in Molecular Clouds
  • Giant Elephant Trunks from Giant Molecular Clouds
  • The Elephant in the Bathtub: when the physics of star formation regulate the baryon cycle of galaxies

26 Musicology

  • The Well-Tempered Cosmological Constant: Fugue in B\(^\flat\)
  • The Well-Tempered Cosmological Constant: The Horndeski Variations
  • Totally Metal: A Relationship Between Stellar Metallicity Gradients and Galaxy Age in Dwarf Galaxies

27 Anthropocentric titles

  • The Loneliest Galaxies in the Universe: A GAMA and GalaxyZoo Study on Void Galaxy Morphology
  • A rogues gallery of Andromeda's dwarf galaxies II. Precise Distances to 17 Faint Satellites
  • The Greenhouse Effect in Buried Galactic Nuclei and the Resonant HCN Vibrational Emission
  • Galactic chimney sweeping: the effect of 'gradual' stellar feedback mechanisms on the evolution of dwarf galaxies

27.1 Bonus: Life where there is none

  • The chemical DNA of the Magellanic Clouds –II. High-resolution spectroscopy of the SMCglobular clusters NGC 121, NGC 339 and NGC 419
  • The chemical DNA of the Magellanic Clouds – I. The chemical composition of 206 Small Magellanic Cloud red giant stars
  • Life after AGN switchoff: evolution and properties of fossil galactic outflows
  • The Cosmos in its Infancy: JADES Galaxy Candidates at z > 8 in GOODS-S and GOODS-N
  • Alive and kicking: A new QPE phase in GSN 069 revealing a quiescent luminosity threshold for QPEs
  • The Life Cycle of the Central Molecular Zone. I: Inflow, Star Formation, and Winds

28 Needles

  • A needle in a haystack? Catching Pop\ III stars in the Epoch of Reionization: I. Pop\ III star forming environments
  • An invisible needle in a haystack
  • The Needle in the Haystack Problem: Search for Meteoritic Contamination and Identification of Projectile Type in Terrestrial Impact Events
  • Finding the Needle in a Haystack: Detrending Photometric Timeseries Data of Strictly Periodic Astrophysical Objects
  • etc… etc…

29 Naming

  • Radio continuum emission from local analogs of high-z faint LAEs: Blueberry galaxies
  • A Sparkler in the Fireworks Galaxy: Discovery of an Ultraluminous X-ray Transient with a Strong Oxygen Line in NGC 6946

30 Home improvement

  • Sandblasting the r-Process: Spallation of Ejecta from Neutron Star Mergers
  • Cleaning our own Dust: Simulating and Separating Galactic Dust Foregrounds with Neural Networks

31 But what is the paper about?

  • Festina Lente

32 Dance, poetic, inspired, and other artsy-fartsy inspired references

  • SN 2022crv: IIb, Or Not IIb: That is the Question
  • Many Roads Lead to Lithium: Formation Pathways For Lithium-Rich Red Giants
  • Watersheds of the Universe: Laniakea and five newcomers in the neighborhood
  • MeerKAT view of the Dancing Ghosts – Peculiar Galaxy Pair PKS 2130-538 in Abell 3785
  • The Galactic Underworld: The spatial distribution of compact remnants
  • Born this way: thin disc, thick disc, and isotropic spheroid formation in FIRE-2 Milky-Way-mass galaxy simulations
  • To See or Not to See a z ∼ 13 Galaxy? That is the Question
  • From the gates of the abyss: Frequency- and polarization-dependent lensing of gravitational waves in strong gravitational fields
  • Symphony: Cosmological Zoom-in Simulation Suites over Four Decades of Host Halo Mass
  • Smoke on the wind: dust nucleation in archetype colliding wind pinwheel WR104
  • Unexpected dancing partners: Tracing the coherence between the spin and motion of dark matter halos
  • A candle in the wind: a radio filament in the core of the A3562 galaxy cluster / followed by: Blowing out the Candle: How to Quench Galaxies at High Redshift – an Ensemble of Rapid Starbursts, AGN Feedback and Environment / and the same day: Relight the Candle: What happens to High Redshift Massive Quenched Galaxies
  • "Stairway to Heaven" – Spectroscopy of Particle Couplings with Gravitational Waves
  • The High-Velocity Clouds Above the Disk of the Outer Milky Way: Misty Precipitating Gas in a Region Roiled by Stellar Streams
  • Dancing in the void: hydrodynamical N-body simulations of the extremely metal poor galaxy DDO 68
  • The Far-Away Blues: Exploring the Furthest Extents of the Boötes I Ultra Faint Dwarf Galaxy
  • From the Fire: A Deeper Look at the Phoenix Stream
  • Reading the CARDs: the Imprint of Accretion History in the Chemical Abundances of the Milky Way's Stellar Halo
  • Echoes of the past: ultra-high energy cosmic rays accelerated by radio galaxies, scattered by starburst galaxies
  • Pearls on a String: Numerous Stellar Clusters Strung along the Same Orbit
  • The Shards of Omega Centauri
  • Shape is Destiny: Configurational Entropy as a Lifetime Predictor and Pattern Discriminator for Oscillons
  • Sailing on the Sagittarius Stream with Gaia DR2. I. The globular cluster NGC5634
  • The Maxwell's demon of star clusters
  • Looking Under a Better Lamppost: MeV-scale Dark Matter Candidates
  • Stars that Move Together Were Born Together
  • Fire in the Heart: A Characterization of the High Kinetic Temperatures and Heating Sources in the Nucleus of NGC253
  • Neutron skins of atomic nuclei: per aspera ad astra
  • Clouds in Arms
  • A pot of gold at the end of the cosmic "raynbow"?
  • Catching butterflies in the sky: Extended catalog of winged or X-shaped radio sources from the latest FIRST data release
  • Voracious vortexes in cataclysmic variables: II. Evidence for the expansion of accretion disc material beyond the accretor's Roche-lobe
  • Truth or delusion? A possible gravitational lensing interpretation of the ultra-luminous quasar SDSS J010013.02+280225.8 at z=6.30
  • Echoes from the Abyss: A Status Update
  • The BRITE-SONG of Aldebaran – Stellar Music in three voices
  • The rise and fall of an extraordinary Ca-rich transient – The discovery of ATLAS19dqr/SN 2019bkc
  • Shouts and Murmurs: Combining Individual Gravitational-Wave Sources with the Stochastic Background to Measure the History of Binary Black Hole Mergers
  • Pulsing and Non-Pulsing ULXs: the Iceberg Emerges
  • Painting a portrait of the Galactic disc with its stellar clusters
  • The Art of Modeling Stellar Mergers and the Case of the B[e] Supergiant R4 in the Small Magellanic Cloud
  • Through a dark crystal: CMB polarization as a tool to constrain the optical properties of the Universe
  • The heavy-elements heritage of the falling sky
  • A little FABLE: exploring AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies with cosmological simulations
  • A sea of tides: star formation and the central-satellite dichotomy in a continuum of tidal environments
  • A Galactic Dust Devil: far-infrared observations of the Tornado Supernova Remnant candidate
  • Dying of the Light: An X-ray Fading Cold Quasar at z ~ 0.405
  • A possible sub-kpc dual AGN buried behind the galaxy curtain
  • Rivers of Gas I.: Unveiling The Properties of High Redshift Filaments
  • First phase space portrait of a hierarchical stellar structure in the Milky Way
  • Hidden Depths in the Local Universe: the Stellar Stream Legacy Survey

32.1 Related: dancing with the stars

  • Tango for three: Sagittarius, LMC, and the Milky Way
  • Dancing in the Dark: Satellites of dwarf galaxies as probes of the first star formation
  • Cosmic dance in the Shapley Concentration Core - I. A study of the radio emission of the BCGs and tailed radio galaxies
  • Dances of the Stars: Constraining the Polarization Content of Gravitational Waves with Astrometry
  • The seven sisters DANCe IV. Bayesian hierarchical model

32.2 Related: A tale of two titles

  • A Tale of 3 Dwarfs: No Extreme Cluster Formation in Extreme Star-Forming Galaxies
  • A Tale of Three Dust Populations: Variable RV and Extreme Polarization Along Sightlines Toward ζ Ophiuchi
  • A Cautionary Tale of Attenuation in Star Forming Regions
  • When the tale comes true: multiple populations and wide binaries in the Orion Nebula Cluster
  • A Tale of Two Clusters: An Analysis of Gas-Phase Metallicity and Nebular Gas Conditions in Proto-cluster Galaxies at z~2- A tale of two clusters: dynamical history determines disc survival in Tr14 and Tr16 in the Carina Nebula
  • A Tale of Two Narrow-line Regions: Ionization, Kinematics, and Spectral Energy Distributions for a Local Pair of Merging Obscured Active Galaxies
  • A tale of two tails: insights from simulations into the formation of the peculiar dwarf galaxy NGC 1427A
  • A little FABLE: exploring AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies with cosmological simulations
  • Telltale signs of metal recycling in the circumgalactic medium of a z∼0.77 galaxy
  • A tale of two nearby dwarf irregular galaxies WLM and IC 2574 – as revealed by UVIT

33 Awkward title: normal title

  • When the Well Runs Dry: Modeling Environmental Quenching in Massive Clusters at z≳1
  • Small Region, Big Impact: Highly Anisotropic Lyman-continuum Escape from a Compact Starburst Region with Extreme Physical Properties
  • The power of the rings: the GRB 221009A soft X-ray emission from its dust-scattering halo
  • Rescued from oblivion: detailed analysis of archival {\it Spitzer} data of SN~1993J
  • Seeds Don't Sink: Even Massive Black Hole "Seeds" Cannot Migrate to Galaxy Centers Efficiently
  • Cause and Effect: Stellar Convection Studied Through Flickering Brightness, and the Convectively-Driven Motions of Solar Bright Points
  • Taking a Long Look: A Two-Decade Reverberation Mapping Study of High-Luminosity Quasars
  • Nowhere to Hide: Radio-faint AGN in the GOODS-N field. II. Multi-wavelength AGN selection techniques and host galaxy properties
  • Variations on a theme of AGN-driven outflows: luminosity evolution and ambient density distribution
  • Precision Pollution - The effects of enrichment yields and timing on galactic chemical evolution
  • In disguise or out of reach: first clues about in-situ and accreted stars in the stellar halo of the Milky Way from Gaia DR2
  • Modeling with the Crowd: Optimizing the Human-Machine Partnership with Zooniverse
  • All at once: transient pulsations, spin down and a glitch from the Pulsating Ultraluminous X-ray Source M82 X-2
  • And yet it flips: connecting galactic spin and the cosmic web
  • Not so different after all: Properties and Spatial Structure of Column Density Peaks in the Pipe and Orion A Clouds
  • The little things matter: relating the abundance of ultrafaint satellites to the hosts' assembly history
  • A family picture: tracing the dynamical path of the structural properties of multiple populations in globular clusters
  • Testing the paradigm: First spectroscopic evidence of a quasar-galaxy Mpc-scale association at cosmic dawn
  • Reviving old controversies: is the early Galaxy flat or round? Investigations into the early phases of the Milky Way formation through stellar kinematics and chemical abundances
  • Live Fast, Die Young: GMC lifetimes in the FIRE cosmological simulations of Milky Way-mass galaxies
  • The better half – Asymmetric star-formation due to ram pressure in the EAGLE simulations
  • Full of Orions: a 200-pc mapping of the interstellar medium in the redshift-3 lensed dusty star-forming galaxy SDP.81
  • One star, two stars, or both? Investigating metallicity-dependant models for Gamma-Ray Burst progenitors with the IllustrisTNG simulation
  • Alone but not lonely: TESS and Gaia suggest binary interaction is always required to form hot subdwarf stars
  • Broken into Pieces: ATLAS and Aliqa Uma as One Single Stream
  • Less than the sum of its parts: the dust-corrected Halpha luminosity of star-forming galaxies explored at different spatial resolutions with MaNGA and MUSE
  • Faint Stars in a Faint Galaxy: I. Ultra Deep Photometry of the Boötes I Ultra Faint Dwarf Galaxy
  • The rocky road to quiescence: compaction and quenching of quasar host galaxies at z~2
  • Jurassic: A Chemically Anomalous Structure in the Galactic Halo
  • Similar but different: the varied landscape of Onfp/Oef stars variability
  • Lifting the curtain: The Seyfert galaxy Mrk 335 emerges from deep low-state in a sequence of rapid flare events
  • An impostor among us I: Photometric and spectroscopic evolution of AT 2016jbu
  • After The Fall: Resolving the Molecular Gas in Post-Starburst Galaxies

33.1 Bonus: title: other title: specifics

  • Galaxy Zoo: Clump Scout: Surveying the Local Universe for Giant Star-forming Clumps

34 Sayings

  • Uncertain Times: The Redshift-Time Relation from Cosmology and Stars
  • The Fastest Travel Together: Chemical Tagging of the Fastest Stars in Gaia DR2 to the Stellar Halo
  • Think Global, Act Local: The Influence of Environment Age and Host Mass on Type Ia Supernova Light Curves
  • What Is Inside Matters: Simulated Green Valley Galaxies Have Centrally Concentrated Star Formation as heard in Disney's Frozen songs
  • The Rich Lack Close Neighbours: The Dependence of Blue-Straggler Fraction on Metallicity
  • Good luck lies in odd numbers: axion dark matter search using arm cavity transmitted beams of gravitational wave detectors

35 Versus

36 Acronyms

Author: Vianney Lebouteiller

Created: 2023-11-21 Tue 11:43