articles tagged "Blakesley Burkhart"

Voyager 1: The Most Distant Human-Made Object

Friday, 8 November 2013 | Radio Astronomy

The Voyager 1 spacecraft has officially reached interstellar space. After making the first close passages of Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 1 has been traveling through the outer Solar System for over 36 years, and has finally passed beyond the edge. more »

Mission to Mars

Friday, 8 November 2013 | Radio Astronomy

Have you ever wanted to visit Mars? Many different types of missions to the Red Planet are currently being considered, and volunteers might be needed to man these missions. Tune in to learn how your next vacation could become otherworldly! more »

More Citizen Science!

Friday, 8 November 2013 | Radio Astronomy

Learn even more about how to help astronomers sift through huge amounts of data to make truly amazing discoveries! SETI@Home and The Milky Way Project are just two of the projects you can get involved in as a citizen scientist. more »

Broken Kepler

Friday, 8 November 2013 | Radio Astronomy

The Kepler space telescope has officially ended its planet-hunting mission. But don’t despair, Kepler has discovered 167 confirmed extrasolar planets and another 3,568 planet candidates are waiting to be confirmed. more »

Nova Delphini 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013 | Radio Astronomy
The artist's illustration depicts a classical nova binary system just before an explosion on the surface of the white dwarf.

A ‘new’ star appeared in the constellation Delphinus the Dolphin in late August. Called a nova, this surprise event is caused by a runaway nuclear explosion on the surface of a nearby white dwarf star, and happened to be visible to the naked eye for several days. more »

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