This week on Radio Astronomy, hosts Brianna Smart and Zach Pace break down the discovery of the source of neutrinos. The source of these tiny, neutral, almost massless particles has been a mystery for over a hundred years. Known as ghost particles, billions of neutrinos pass through everyone each second. They cannot be directly detected, […]
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, Jacqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace discuss supernovae in the “Fireworks Galaxy”, NGC 6946. These stellar explosions, which occur at the ends of the lives of massive stars, happen at least ten times more frequently in NGC 6946 than in our own Milky Way Galaxy. Learn more here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/05/fireworks-galaxy-sets-off-its-10th-supernova-in-a-century