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.
Recent observations have helped astronomers resolve the 70 year-old “coronal heating problem” in our Sun, and have partially explained the million-degree temperatures present in its upper atmosphere. More information: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/11/solar-wave-erupting-from-a-sunspot (Originally aired: Nov 8, 2016)
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.
On tonight’s pledge drive edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we’re pleased to have Jacqueline Goldstein, one of the producers of WORT’s Radio Astronomy, as our guest. She’s a third year grad student in astronomy at UW-Madison, but strongly believes in reaching out to the public to present the latest news and research in astronomy. […]
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.