Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by the sun! Many Wisconsinites enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather a little too much this weekend and started their week applying a thick layer of aloe to their shoulders. We explore what the sun does to your skin when you get sunburn — and what […]
The country woke up to a rude awakening Monday morning after Sunday’s spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. In this week’s edition of “To Be Honest,” hosts Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke sit down and unwind the mysteries and reasons for the time-shift.
How do we know what our Sun will look like at the end of its life, in about 5 billion years? Jacqueline and Erika will describe today some recent observations of a far-off star thought to be acting similarly to how the Sun will.
Jacqueline Goldstein and Erika K. Carlson talk about what our Sun might look like near the end of its life, and how a recent photograph of the surface of an aging star – taken using multiple telescopes – gives us a clue. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171220131710.htm
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)