What Are Planetary Transits?  When space objects pass in front…

What Are Planetary Transits? 

When space objects pass in front of other space objects, we call that a transit. And it turns out, they’re not just fun to watch, they helped us figure out our place in the cosmos.

By: Fraser Cain.
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Weekly Space Hangout: Dr. Seth Shostak  Special Guest: Dr. Seth…

Weekly Space Hangout: Dr. Seth Shostak 

Special Guest: Dr. Seth Shostak is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute. He also heads up the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Committee. In addition, Seth is keen on outreach activities: interesting the public – and especially young people – in science in general, and astrobiology in particular. He’s co-authored a college textbook on astrobiology, and has written three trade books on SETI. In addition, he’s published more than 400 popular articles on science — including regular contributions to both the Huffington Post and Discover Magazine blogs — gives many dozens of talks annually, and is the host of the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show, “Big Picture Science.”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Guests:
Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter)
Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier)
Jolene Creighton (fromquarkstoquasars.com / @futurism)
Nicole Gugliucci (cosmoquest.org / @noisyastronomer)
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com)

Their stories this week:

  • “Fresh” Lunar Craters
  • Faintest early-universe galaxy detected
  • Update on NASA’s Juno Mission
  • Europa’s ocean may have Earth-like chemical balance
  • Do Primordial Black Holes Solve Dark Matter?
  • India Successfully Launches Tiny Reusable Space Shuttle
  • 30 KM Wide Asteroid Impacted Australia 3.4 Billion Years Ago
  • MeerKAT First Images

By: Fraser Cain.
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Temperature of the Universe  The temperature of the Universe can…

Temperature of the Universe 

The temperature of the Universe can vary a dramatic amount from the hot cores of stars to the vast cold emptiness of deep space. What’s the temperature of the Universe now, and what will it be in the future?

By: Astronomy Cast.
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Temperature of the Universe  The temperature of the Universe can…

Weekly Space Hangout – Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin Mike…

Weekly Space Hangout – Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin 

Mike Brown is the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy at CalTech. Konstantin Batygin is Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at CalTech. They’ll be here discussing their discovery of Planet 9 and what’s been happening since that amazing announcement.

By: Fraser Cain.
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Weekly Space Hangout – Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin Mike…