This week on Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Erin Boettcher discuss the birth of stars from stellar nurseries: large, dusty, gaseous clouds in which young stars condense and form.
On this episode, Jacqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace talk about starquakes and exoplanets.
Hear Anna and Zach discuss a frozen lake recently found under the surface of Mars!
Recent observations have helped astronomers resolve the 70 year-old “coronal heating problem” in our Sun, and have partially explained the million-degree temperatures present in its upper atmosphere. More information: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/11/solar-wave-erupting-from-a-sunspot (Originally aired: Nov 8, 2016)
Some newly-found and oddly-shaped stars are pumpkin like.
Hear Erin and Jacqueline talk how many galaxies there are in the Universe. We’ve known that it’s a lot – thanks Hubble! And, now we know that’s even more than previously realized.