NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spotted plumes of water surrounding Europa, a moon of Jupiter. The discovery opens the door to the search for life on this water world!
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.
(WORT) — UW astronomy scholars Ben Rosenwasser and Anna Williams tell you about the Juno mission, which just arrived in orbit around Jupiter. NASA says it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever done.
(WORT) — Outer space is almost a vacuum. But UW astronomy scholars Ben Rosenwasser and Jacqueline Goldstein tell us why that “almost” makes a big difference.