Erika K. Carlson and Zach Pace discuss Saturn’s moon Titan and its lakes of methane and ethane. According to data from the Cassini mission, Titan appears to have a sea level, like Earth does. Source: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/01/cassini-uncovers-a-sea-level-on-titan-similar-to-earth
Erika K. Carlson and Zach Pace talk about an interstellar visitor — the first asteroid we’ve observed pass through our Solar System from elsewhere in the Milky Way galaxy. Source: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/meet-oumuamua-the-interstellar-cigar/
On this episode of Radio Astronomy, Diego Casanova and Zach Pace discuss Navy Seals, taking a bath, and what it takes to be an astronaut.
This week on Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace discuss supernovae in the “Fireworks Galaxy”, NGC 6946. These stellar explosions, which occur at the ends of the lives of massive stars, happen at least ten times more frequently in NGC 6946 than in our own Milky Way Galaxy. Learn more here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/05/fireworks-galaxy-sets-off-its-10th-supernova-in-a-century
On this week’s episode of Radio Astronomy, Zach Pace and Dr. Matt Haffner discuss the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper, or WHAM. This telescope has mapped the warm, ionized gas in our Milky Way Galaxy over the entire sky. Learn more here: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/sky-filled-warm-fuzzy-gas
Jaqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace explain how a gravitationally lensed supernova is helping to test theories on gravity and measure the expansion of our universe.