Radio Astronomy co-hosts Brianna Smart and Diego Casanova explain why astronomers want a radio telescope on the moon. The hope for the radio telescope is that it will be placed on the L2 point on the moon. The radio telescope will be able to communicate with the lunar rover. Radio waves end up on the […]
Radio Astronomy’s Diego Casanova explains what Stephen Hawking’s last paper said and why it’s so important. Stephen Hawking passed away this spring. Before passing away, Hawking was in the process of writing a paper on the inflation period and what it did and didn’t do to the universe. The inflation period is said to create […]
Radio Astronomy co-hosts Diego Casanova and Brianna Smart explain the technology that astronomers use to sort though the 120 gigabytes of Hubble images a week. With Hubble having so many images they had to find an easy way to sort them.They used modern day “Facial Recognition” software, but for planets! The software is in charge […]
In today’s Radio Astronomy, host Diego Casanova will be explaining super massive black holes and how they have captured the imagination of writers, thinkers and astronomers. Black holes of stellar mass or super massive black holes are caused when massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. After a black hole has been around for […]
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
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.