Nature Astronomy

(The TQCC of Nature Astronomy is 12. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus177
HXMT identification of a non-thermal X-ray burst from SGR J1935+2154 and with FRB 200428160
Preliminary analysis of the Hayabusa2 samples returned from C-type asteroid Ryugu155
A tidal disruption event coincident with a high-energy neutrino145
A peculiar hard X-ray counterpart of a Galactic fast radio burst139
Multiple subglacial water bodies below the south pole of Mars unveiled by new MARSIS data132
Spectroscopic confirmation of four metal-poor galaxies at z = 10.3–13.2123
On the detection of a cosmic dawn signal in the radio background119
Molecular water detected on the sunlit Moon by SOFIA112
An X-ray burst from a magnetar enlightening the mechanism of fast radio bursts108
Hierarchical mergers of stellar-mass black holes and their gravitational-wave signatures105
Interstellar detection of the highly polar five-membered ring cyanocyclopentadiene104
Identification and properties of intense star-forming galaxies at redshifts z > 10103
Internal mixing of rotating stars inferred from dipole gravity modes101
Eccentricity estimate for black hole mergers with numerical relativity simulations99
Concepts and status of Chinese space gravitational wave detection projects98
Measurement of magnetic field and relativistic electrons along a solar flare current sheet92
Ionized outflows from active galactic nuclei as the essential elements of feedback92
The Pacific Ocean Neutrino Experiment92
Resonance locking in giant planets indicated by the rapid orbital expansion of Titan92
An Ice Age JWST inventory of dense molecular cloud ices88
China’s first mission to Mars87
A fundamental mechanism of solar eruption initiation86
Stress testing ΛCDM with high-redshift galaxy candidates86
A protostellar system fed by a streamer of 10,500 au length86
Detection of two bright radio bursts from magnetar SGR 1935 + 215482
A strangely light neutron star within a supernova remnant82
Images of embedded Jovian planet formation at a wide separation around AB Aurigae76
Evidence for GN-z11 as a luminous galaxy at redshift 10.95776
Discovery and confirmation of the shortest gamma-ray burst from a collapsar75
A non-energetic mechanism for glycine formation in the interstellar medium74
Discovery of a radio-emitting neutron star with an ultra-long spin period of 76 s73
The sonic scale of interstellar turbulence73
Discovery of oscillations above 200 keV in a black hole X-ray binary with Insight-HXMT71
Optical follow-up of the neutron star–black hole mergers S200105ae and S200115j71
First compositional analysis of Ryugu samples by the MicrOmega hyperspectral microscope71
Event Horizon Telescope observations of the jet launching and collimation in Centaurus A70
Chronologically dating the early assembly of the Milky Way70
Highly polarized microstructure from the repeating FRB 20180916B70
HAWC observations of the acceleration of very-high-energy cosmic rays in the Cygnus Cocoon68
Micro cold traps on the Moon68
The carbon footprint of large astronomy meetings67
Contemporary formation of early Solar System planetesimals at two distinct radial locations66
Baryonic solutions and challenges for cosmological models of dwarf galaxies66
Persistence of flare-driven atmospheric chemistry on rocky habitable zone worlds65
A diffuse core in Saturn revealed by ring seismology64
Fresh emplacement of hydrated sodium chloride on Ceres from ascending salty fluids62
Lunar regolith and substructure at Chang’E-4 landing site in South Pole–Aitken basin61
The imperative to reduce carbon emissions in astronomy61
Availability of subsurface water-ice resources in the northern mid-latitudes of Mars61
Probable detection of an eruptive filament from a superflare on a solar-type star59
Exogenic basalt on asteroid (101955) Bennu57
A pristine record of outer Solar System materials from asteroid Ryugu’s returned sample57
Indications of stellar coronal mass ejections through coronal dimmings56
Geomorphic contexts and science focus of the Zhurong landing site on Mars56
Transit detection of the long-period volatile-rich super-Earth ν2 Lupi d with CHEOPS56
Potential PeVatron supernova remnant G106.3+2.7 seen in the highest-energy gamma rays55
A peculiarly short-duration gamma-ray burst from massive star core collapse55
Detection of the Milky Way reflex motion due to the Large Magellanic Cloud infall55
Magnetized filamentary gas flows feeding the young embedded cluster in Serpens South54
Planetesimal rings as the cause of the Solar System’s planetary architecture53
Hopes and concerns for astronomy of satellite constellations53
No evidence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus from independent analyses52
Impact-driven mobilization of deep crustal brines on dwarf planet Ceres52
Water activity in Venus’s uninhabitable clouds and other planetary atmospheres52
The ecological impact of high-performance computing in astrophysics52
The origin and evolution of magnetic white dwarfs in close binary stars52
The electron-capture origin of supernova 2018zd51
Titanium oxide and chemical inhomogeneity in the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-189 b51
An investigation of spectral line stacking techniques and application to the detection of HC11N51
Ubiquitous aromatic carbon chemistry at the earliest stages of star formation50
Weakened magnetic braking supported by asteroseismic rotation rates of Kepler dwarfs50
Burst timescales and luminosities as links between young pulsars and fast radio bursts49
High-frequency heating of the solar wind triggered by low-frequency turbulence48
Thermally altered subsurface material of asteroid (162173) Ryugu48
A rich population of free-floating planets in the Upper Scorpius young stellar association47
Detecting fundamental fields with LISA observations of gravitational waves from extreme mass-ratio inspirals47
Reconnection nanojets in the solar corona47
Evidence for an intermediate-mass black hole from a gravitationally lensed gamma-ray burst47
Martian water loss to space enhanced by regional dust storms47
An extended halo around an ancient dwarf galaxy46
Coupling between the accreting corona and the relativistic jet in the microquasar GRS 1915+10546
Evidence for a vast prograde stellar stream in the solar vicinity46
An inherited complex organic molecule reservoir in a warm planet-hosting disk45
An ultrahot Neptune in the Neptune desert44
A disk-dominated and clumpy circumgalactic medium of the Milky Way seen in X-ray emission44
The case for a minute-long merger-driven gamma-ray burst from fast-cooling synchrotron emission44
A unique hot Jupiter spectral sequence with evidence for compositional diversity43
Discovery of ubiquitous lithium production in low-mass stars43
Rapid contraction of giant planets orbiting the 20-million-year-old star V1298 Tau43
The population of M dwarfs observed at low radio frequencies42
Collisional history of Ryugu’s parent body from bright surface boulders42
The impact of satellite constellations on space as an ancestral global commons42
GW190521 as a dynamical capture of two nonspinning black holes41
Ubiquitous velocity fluctuations throughout the molecular interstellar medium41
A Lyman-α protocluster at redshift 6.940
The case for space environmentalism40
Carbon star formation as seen through the non-monotonic initial–final mass relation40
A gravitationally lensed supernova with an observable two-decade time delay39
State-of-the-art energetic and morphological modelling of the launching site of the M87 jet38
Variable structures in M87* from space, time and frequency resolved interferometry38
Quiescent ultra-diffuse galaxies in the field originating from backsplash orbits36
The origin of underdense plasma downflows associated with magnetic reconnection in solar flares36
An X-ray-quiet black hole born with a negligible kick in a massive binary within the Large Magellanic Cloud36
Highly ordered magnetic fields in the tail of the jellyfish galaxy JO20636
The origin of galaxy colour bimodality in the scatter of the stellar-to-halo mass relation36
Fast magnetic field amplification in distant galaxy clusters35
An exomoon survey of 70 cool giant exoplanets and the new candidate Kepler-1708 b-i35
A very early origin of isotopically distinct nitrogen in inner Solar System protoplanets35
The faint light in groups and clusters of galaxies35
The REACH radiometer for detecting the 21-cm hydrogen signal from redshift z ≈ 7.5–2835
Galaxies lacking dark matter produced by close encounters in a cosmological simulation34
A hot subdwarf–white dwarf super-Chandrasekhar candidate supernova Ia progenitor34
Most lithium-rich low-mass evolved stars revealed as red clump stars by asteroseismology and spectroscopy34
Accelerated, scalable and reproducible AI-driven gravitational wave detection34
Recent cryovolcanic activity at Occator crater on Ceres33
Gamma-ray haloes around pulsars as the key to understanding cosmic-ray transport in the Galaxy33
Signatures of strong magnetization and a metal-poor atmosphere for a Neptune-sized exoplanet33
Organic molecules revealed in Mars’s Bagnold Dunes by Curiosity’s derivatization experiment33
Diurnal variations in the stratosphere of the ultrahot giant exoplanet WASP-121b33
A hidden population of high-redshift double quasars unveiled by astrometry33
A snapshot of the oldest active galactic nuclei feedback phases33
Evidence for heavy-seed origin of early supermassive black holes from a z ≈ 10 X-ray quasar33
Evidence of non-uniform crust of Ceres from Dawn’s high-resolution gravity data32
Solar differential rotation reproduced with high-resolution simulation32
A supra-massive population of stellar-mass black holes in the globular cluster Palomar 532
Bayesian analysis of Enceladus’s plume data to assess methanogenesis31
Delayed radio flares from a tidal disruption event31
Fermi and eROSITA bubbles as relics of the past activity of the Galaxy’s central black hole31
Anomalously porous boulders on (162173) Ryugu as primordial materials from its parent body31
A rich hydrocarbon chemistry and high C to O ratio in the inner disk around a very low-mass star31
Demonstration of stellar intensity interferometry with the four VERITAS telescopes31
Updated lunar cratering chronology model with the radiometric age of Chang’e-5 samples30
Ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves from cosmological and astrophysical processes30
An energetic hot wind from the low-luminosity active galactic nucleus M81*30
Space science with CubeSats and nanosatellites30
Estimate of the carbon footprint of astronomical research infrastructures30
A new class of fossil fragments from the hierarchical assembly of the Galactic bulge30
Broadband X-ray burst spectroscopy of the fast-radio-burst-emitting Galactic magnetar30
New maser species tracing spiral-arm accretion flows in a high-mass young stellar object29
Isotopic fractionation of water and its photolytic products in the atmosphere of Mars29
AstroSat detection of Lyman continuum emission from a z = 1.42 galaxy29
Haze evolution in temperate exoplanet atmospheres through surface energy measurements28
A JWST transmission spectrum of the nearby Earth-sized exoplanet LHS 475 b28
Reconstructing the formation history of top-shaped asteroids from the surface boulder distribution28
The challenge of satellite megaconstellations28
Hunting for massive black holes in dwarf galaxies27
Nested dust shells around the Wolf–Rayet binary WR 140 observed with JWST27
Determination of X-ray pulsar geometry with IXPE polarimetry27
The Birth of a Relativistic Jet Following the Disruption of a Star by a Cosmological Black Hole27
Evidence for three-dimensional spin–velocity alignment in a pulsar27
Forging a path to a better normal for conferences and collaboration27
A concordance scenario for the observed neutrino from a tidal disruption event27
An astronomical institute’s perspective on meeting the challenges of the climate crisis27
Radio pulsations from a neutron star within the gamma-ray binary LS I +61° 30327
Alkali metals in white dwarf atmospheres as tracers of ancient planetary crusts27
Strong toroidal magnetic fields required by quiescent X-ray emission of magnetars26
Stellar mergers as the origin of the blue main-sequence band in young star clusters26
Chemical evidence for planetary ingestion in a quarter of Sun-like stars26
Anoxic chemical weathering under a reducing greenhouse on early Mars26
Proton acceleration in thermonuclear nova explosions revealed by gamma rays26
An observed correlation between galaxy spins and initial conditions26
Evidence for the connection between star formation rate and the evolutionary phases of quasars26
Global helium abundance measurements in the solar corona25
An upper limit on late accretion and water delivery in the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet system25
Quantum sensor networks as exotic field telescopes for multi-messenger astronomy25
The origin of reconnection-mediated transient brightenings in the solar transition region25
Tectonics of Cerberus Fossae unveiled by marsquakes25
Possible observational evidence for cosmic filament spin25
Reply to: No evidence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus from independent analyses25
A sublimated water atmosphere on Ganymede detected from Hubble Space Telescope observations25
A fast-rising tidal disruption event from a candidate intermediate-mass black hole24
Definitive upper bound on the negligible contribution of quasars to cosmic reionization24
Spin state and moment of inertia of Venus24
Stringent axion constraints with Event Horizon Telescope polarimetric measurements of M87⋆24
COVID-19 lockdown effects on gender inequality24
Stellar dynamics and dark matter in Local Group dwarf galaxies24
China’s ambitions and challenges for asteroid–comet exploration24
eROSITA’s X-ray eyes on the Universe24
Evidence for the volatile-rich composition of a 1.5-Earth-radius planet23
Solar wind contributions to Earth’s oceans23
A universal correlation between warm and hot gas in the stripped tails of cluster galaxies23
Imprints of cosmological tensions in reconstructed gravity23
Analysis of the Breakthrough Listen signal of interest blc1 with a technosignature verification framework23
Evidence for a compact object in the aftermath of the extragalactic transient AT2018cow23
A pathway to peptides in space through the condensation of atomic carbon23
Deep sub-arcsecond wide-field imaging of the Lockman Hole field at 144 MHz23
Early terrestrial planet formation by torque-driven convergent migration of planetary embryos22
Resolving the solar prominence/filament paradox using the magnetic Rayleigh–Taylor instability22
Macro and micro structures of pebble-made cometary nuclei reconciled by seasonal evolution22
A likely flyby of binary protostar Z CMa caught in action22
Persistent plasma waves in interstellar space detected by Voyager 121
Radial-velocity discovery of a second planet in the TOI-1338/BEBOP-1 circumbinary system21
Cold gas removal from the centre of a galaxy by a low-luminosity jet21
Dynamical evidence for Phobos and Deimos as remnants of a disrupted common progenitor21
Observational constraints on stellar feedback in dwarf galaxies21
High-energy emission from a magnetar giant flare in the Sculptor galaxy21
Dust/ice mixing in cold regions and solid-state water in the diffuse interstellar medium21
A relic from a past merger event in the Large Magellanic Cloud20
Infant-phase reddening by surface Fe-peak elements in a normal type Ia supernova20
A Solar System formation analogue in the Ophiuchus star-forming complex20
Addendum: Phosphine gas in the cloud deck of Venus20
The large obliquity of Saturn explained by the fast migration of Titan20
Astrophysical constraints from the SARAS 3 non-detection of the cosmic dawn sky-averaged 21-cm signal20
Closed-form ab initio solutions of geometric albedos and reflected light phase curves of exoplanets20
A roadmap for planetary caves science and exploration20
It’s time for some plane speaking20
Changing-look active galactic nuclei20
Unveiling the population of dual and lensed active galactic nuclei at sub-arcsec separations20
Formation of intermediate-mass planets via magnetically controlled disk fragmentation20
The Sun’s dynamic extended corona observed in extreme ultraviolet19
Compact pebbles and the evolution of volatiles in the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov19
Sonification and sound design for astronomy research, education and public engagement19
Impact-driven disproportionation origin of nanophase iron particles in Chang’e-5 lunar soil sample19
Discovery of post-mass-transfer helium-burning red giants using asteroseismology19
The future of astronomy with small satellites19
Magnetar spin-down glitch clearing the way for FRB-like bursts and a pulsed radio episode19
A major ice component in Pluto’s haze19
Predicted diversity in water content of terrestrial exoplanets orbiting M dwarfs19
High-resolution detection of neutral oxygen and non-LTE effects in the atmosphere of KELT-9b19
Composition of terrestrial exoplanet atmospheres from meteorite outgassing experiments19
Millisecond pulsars from accretion-induced collapse as the origin of the Galactic Centre gamma-ray excess signal19
Early fluid activity on Ryugu inferred by isotopic analyses of carbonates and magnetite18
Transforming gas-rich low-mass disky galaxies into ultra-diffuse galaxies by ram pressure18
The impact of climate change on astronomical observations18
Fluctuations in Jupiter’s equatorial stratospheric oscillation18
Discovery of high-frequency retrograde vorticity waves in the Sun18
Torsional oscillations within a magnetic pore in the solar photosphere18
A radio technosignature search towards Proxima Centauri resulting in a signal of interest17
Stochastic accretion of the Earth17
Einstein rings modulated by wavelike dark matter from anomalies in gravitationally lensed images17
Formation of rocky super-earths from a narrow ring of planetesimals17
Multi-scale feedback and feeding in the closest radio galaxy Centaurus A17
Oxygen isotope evidence from Ryugu samples for early water delivery to Earth by CI chondrites16
Discovery of X-ray polarization angle rotation in the jet from blazar Mrk 42116
Towards a solution to the energy crisis16
Evidence for a significant Kuiper belt dust contribution to the zodiacal cloud16
Five thousand exoplanets at the NASA Exoplanet Archive16
The Milky Way’s plane of satellites is consistent with ΛCDM16
Gamma-ray heartbeat powered by the microquasar SS 43315
Transverse oscillations and an energy source in a strongly magnetized sunspot15
Optical and ultraviolet pulsed emission from an accreting millisecond pulsar15
Low-temperature nitrogen-bearing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon formation routes validated by infrared spectroscopy15
Contribution of Ryugu-like material to Earth’s volatile inventory by Cu and Zn isotopic analysis15
Fine structure of type III solar radio bursts from Langmuir wave motion in turbulent plasma15
Direct detection of ultralight dark matter bound to the Sun with space quantum sensors15
Incorporation of 16O-rich anhydrous silicates in the protolith of highly hydrated asteroid Ryugu15
A deep learning approach to infer galaxy cluster masses from Planck Compton-y parameter maps15
An assessment of the association between a fast radio burst and binary neutron star merger15
Distinguishing environmental effects on binary black hole gravitational waveforms15