StarDate Online 11 Dec 2017, 06:00 UTC One of the strongest meteor showers of the year, the Geminids, will be at its best on Wednesday night. The shower should sprinkle dozens of meteors into the sky per hour. And the Moon won’t interfere with the fireworks, so it should be a pretty good show.
Talking Space Podcast 11 Dec 2017, 02:00 UTC Our launch roundup turns into a lack-of-launch roundup and we actually break news for the first time in the show's history. All that and more on our penultimate Season 9 show. We being this episode discussing the indefinite delay of the classified Zuma mission aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. We also discuss CRS-13, the first mission to fly from SLC-40 since a failure last year. That mission, flying a previously-flown booster and capsule, also delayed. To round out the SpaceX pushes, we discuss another delay in Falcon Heavy to sometime in 2018. We also talk about another Russian rocket failure and the dumb reason why it failed, that along with a look at their less than stellar 2017 record. We then reflect on three years since EFT-1 and reminisce on the day and look towards the future. We then get an update on DreamChaser after their most recent drop test. Lastly, we venture out of the solar system as Voyager 1 tests out one of its systems for the first time in decades. Show recorded 12-5-2017 Host: Sawyer Rosenstein Panelists: Gene Mikulka and Kat Robison Our launch roundup turns into a lack-of-launch roundup and we actually break news for the ...
NASACast Audio 6 Dec 2017, 12:46 UTC NASA not only seeks to unravel the secrets of the solar system and the universe, we have a robust program to better understand how Earth works as a system, how it’s changing, and to assist when natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes occur.
ESOcast 6 Dec 2017, 11:00 UTC The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) successfully made its first observations in November 2017. Installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets with unprecedented precision by looking at the miniscule changes in the properties of light coming from their host stars.