365 Days of Astronomy 26 Mar 2017, 11:00 UTC The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of the year. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 - 10 minutes of audio for the daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 episode or up to 12 episodes (one per month, subject to our editorial discretion). Our goal is to encourage people to sign up for a particular day (or days) of the year.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
Cassini’s grand finale going out in a blaze of glory - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 2325 Mar 2017, 08:37 UTC Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Cassini’s grand finale going out in a blaze of glory NASA’s Cassini spacecraft which has been orbiting the Saturnian system since 2004 will officially end its mission with a suicidal death plunge into the ringed world on September 15, this year. As part of its end game mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California have begun sending the probe on riskier more adventurous missions. *Could Fast Radio bursts be powering alien ships The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked for many different signs of alien life, from radio broadcasts to laser flashes, without success. However, a new study that the mysterious phenomena known as fast radio bursts could be evidence of advanced alien technology. *Scientists make the case to restore Pluto's planet status A group of scientists are proposing a new definition for a planet. The current definition was formulated after observations indicated larger worlds existed beyond Pluto in the dark reaches of the Kuiper Belt. *Dinosaur asteroid spawned a mountain range taller than the Himalayas’ A new study claims the asteroid impact 66 million years ago -- which led to the extinction of all dinosaurs ...
Hubblecast HD 22 Mar 2017, 15:00 UTC To many, Hubble is best known for its stunning images of celestial objects, but among astronomers it is admired for the valuable data it delivers. Hubble has helped revolutionise astronomy, including shedding light on dark matter and dark energy, lifting the veil on black holes, and peering into the dusty regions around stars to image exoplanets. This new Hubblecast is the second part of an exploration of some of Hubble’s most important discoveries throughout its history.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
Early Galaxies dominated by ordinary rather than dark matter - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 2222 Mar 2017, 05:37 UTC Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Early Galaxies dominated by ordinary rather than dark matter A new study has found that early galaxies were dominated by ordinary matter rather than the dark matter which dominates galaxies today. The findings mean dark matter – which makes up around 80 percent of all the matter in the universe today – was far less influential in massive, star-forming galaxies during the peak epoch of galaxy formation, 10 billion years ago. *How ghostly neutrino particles could improve sciences understanding of the universe A new study claims one type of neutrino may comprise exactly equal amounts of two other types of neutrinos. The findings by scientists working with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole could help physicists better understand the universe. *Earth probably began with a solid shell A new study claims Earth probably began as a single solid shell which broke apart later to form the planet’s characteristic individual tectonic plates. The findings could help settle a longstanding debate about the origins of plate tectonic on Earth. *Dragon returns to Earth, concluding tenth resupply mission. The SpaceX CRS-10 Dragon cargo ship has splashed down safely in the ...
Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures 20 Mar 2017, 16:26 UTC Prof. Cominsky presents an introduction to LIGO, to gravitational waves and how they were detected, and to the kinds of black holes that “make waves.” Recorded November 2, 2016.