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.
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
On this week’s episode of Radio Astronomy, Zach Pace and Dr. Matt Haffner discuss the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper, or WHAM. This telescope has mapped the warm, ionized gas in our Milky Way Galaxy over the entire sky. Learn more here: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/sky-filled-warm-fuzzy-gas
Jaqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace explain how a gravitationally lensed supernova is helping to test theories on gravity and measure the expansion of our universe.
This week on Radio Astronomy, Anna Williams and Zach Pace discuss volcanoes found throughout the solar system – on planets, moons, and even asteroids! Learn more here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/03/volcanoes-in-space
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