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, Jacqueline Goldstein and Anna Williams discuss The Real and Underestimate Matter of Planet Protection (TRUMPP): asteroid impacts and what plans different groups are making to protect Earth from a potentially hazardous asteroid.
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)
Jacqueline and Anna discuss the GAIA space telescope and its mission to make the most precise star map of the Milky Way to date.
The Great Eruption of the 1800’s rendered Eta Carinae the second brightest star in our sky. On this episode, Jacqueline and Anna discuss this massive system which is astronomers’ closest view of pre-supernovae star.
Hypervelocity stars race across the Milky Way at speeds greater than 1,000,000 miles per hour! Listen to learn how astronomers hope to use these speedy stars to measure the distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way!