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!
AR Scorpii is a binary star system unlike any we’ve ever seen before! Listen to learn how astronomers discovered this bizarre system with a red dwarf star that is constantly under fire from the corpse of its binary companion.
Anna and Ben discuss the newest discovered world in our solar system, a small satellite in orbit around the dwarf planet Makemake. See the press release.
UW Madison Astronomy graduates Jacqueline Goldstein and Anna Williams tell you about the exoplanet HD 131399Ab and its triple suns, directly imaged by the ESO’s Very Large Telescope.