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.
Diego Casanova and Erin Boettcher talked about a gap in the observed mass of black holes. This gap corresponds to black holes with a mass between 10,000 to 100,000 times that of the Sun. A new discovery published in Nature presents a candidate for a black hole in this previously undetected mass range. Source: http://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-017-0224-z
On this episode of Radio Astronomy, Diego Casanova and Zach Pace discuss Navy Seals, taking a bath, and what it takes to be an astronaut.