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
On this week of Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Erin Boettcher discuss Saturn and the space craft Cassini. Cassini is completing its grand finale, which will give NASA details on Saturn’s rings, gravity and the clouds in its atmosphere.
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.
This week on Radio Astronomy, Anna Williams and Zach Pace discuss volcanoes found throughout the solar system – on planets, moons, and even asteroids! Learn more here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/03/volcanoes-in-space
This week on Radio Astronomy, Erin Boettcher and Zach Pace discuss a supernova that appeared 55 million light years away in the spiral galaxy NGC 5643. A type 1a supernova occurs when a white dwarf star accretes mass from a binary companion star. Learn more here: http://astronomy.com/news/2017/03/supernova-ngc-5643
This week on Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace discuss the Arecibo Telescope. The Telescope which has been featured in many books and films, but it has a rich history in science, it determined Mercury’s rotation period, found the crab pulsar, and made the first direct image of an asteroid. However over the years as […]