How do we know what our Sun will look like at the end of its life, in about 5 billion years? Jacqueline and Erika will describe today some recent observations of a far-off star thought to be acting similarly to how the Sun will.
Jacqueline Goldstein and Erika K. Carlson talk about what our Sun might look like near the end of its life, and how a recent photograph of the surface of an aging star – taken using multiple telescopes – gives us a clue. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171220131710.htm
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/
Ring around the dwarf planet! Erika K. Carlson and Diego Casanova discuss scientists’ discovery of a ring around the dwarf planet Haumea in the outer Solar System. Source: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2017/20171011-haumea-has-a-ring.html
Jacqueline Goldstein discusses a ground breaking discovery involving gravitational waves and gold. http://news.mit.edu/2017/ligo-virgo-first-detection-gravitational-waves-colliding-neutron-stars-1016
Diego Casanova and Jacqueline Goldstein discuss a recent survey indicating that the satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way may not resemble those orbiting other Milky Way like galaxies. Yale University. “Is the Milky Way an ‘outlier’ galaxy? Studying its ‘siblings’ for clues.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 September 2017.