Sirius gave up its number 8 spot on the list of brightest objects the other night–but only for a couple seconds. Why?
This week on Radio Astronomy, hosts Brianna Smart and Zach Pace break down the discovery of the source of neutrinos. The source of these tiny, neutral, almost massless particles has been a mystery for over a hundred years. Known as ghost particles, billions of neutrinos pass through everyone each second. They cannot be directly detected, […]
Radio Astronomy hosts Aaron Lopez and Zach Pace have more on what new findings mean for the possibility of finding living organisms on the red planet. Some scientists believe that there, or were, are living things on Mars. That’s after finding preserved organic molecules under martian soil. Scientists also describe that seasonal methane is released and […]
Radio Astronomy hosts Zach Pace and Brianna Smart share why UW-Madison researchers were in southern Arizona to do some research. Aaron Watkins from Case Western Reserve University was looking at the Whirlpool Galaxy and checking the stars with a special camera filter when he came across something uncommon, a wisp of glowing gas. The most common […]
In this episode, Brianna Smart and Zach Pace keep their discussion terrestrial and tell us about UW-Madison’s history in studying astronomy. The Washburn observatory was created in 1877. Just a year prior to the creation of the observatory the Wisconsin state legislators passed a resolution saying that they would provide salary for a new professor […]
Radio Astronomy co-hosts Brianna Smart and Diego Casanova explain why astronomers want a radio telescope on the moon. The hope for the radio telescope is that it will be placed on the L2 point on the moon. The radio telescope will be able to communicate with the lunar rover. Radio waves end up on the […]