This week on Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace discuss the Arecibo Telescope. The Telescope which has been featured in many books and films, but it has a rich history in science, it determined Mercury’s rotation period, found the crab pulsar, and made the first direct image of an asteroid. However over the years as […]
This week on Radio Astronomy, Zach Pace and Jacqueline Goldstein discuss how astronomers are using the chemical compositions of stars to find out where the stars came from.
On this episode, Jacqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace talk about starquakes and exoplanets.
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)
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spotted plumes of water surrounding Europa, a moon of Jupiter. The discovery opens the door to the search for life on this water world!
Hear Zach and Jacqueline talk about the rings around Saturn and around other star systems.