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 August 21st, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. Hosts Jacqueline Goldstein and Erin Boettcher discuss how the solar eclipse is seen as an opportunity for a scientific experiment that will be used to better model Earth’s climate. Tune in to find out more! NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. “NASA looks to solar […]
This week on Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Erin Boettcher discuss the birth of stars from stellar nurseries: large, dusty, gaseous clouds in which young stars condense and form.
This week on Radio Astronomy, Erin Boettcher and Jacqueline Goldstein discuss NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter. Hear about the latest results from the Juno spacecraft, including pictures of the brightest auroras in the solar system and clues to the formation of the planets around our Sun. Learn more here: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news
This week on Radio Astronomy, Erin Boettcher and Zach Pace discuss a supernova that appeared 55 million light years away in the spiral galaxy NGC 5643. A type 1a supernova occurs when a white dwarf star accretes mass from a binary companion star. Learn more here: http://astronomy.com/news/2017/03/supernova-ngc-5643
Hear Erin and Jacqueline talk how many galaxies there are in the Universe. We’ve known that it’s a lot – thanks Hubble! And, now we know that’s even more than previously realized.