StarDate Online 18 Mar 2018, 05:00 UTC The vanishingly thin crescent Moon has a couple of companions after sunset this evening — the planets Venus and Mercury. Venus is the brilliant “evening star,” to the right of the Moon. Much-fainter Mercury is about the same distance to the upper right of Venus. Mercury is tough to see in the early twilight, but its proximity to the brighter lights can help you pick it out.
StarDate Online 17 Mar 2018, 05:00 UTC An owl stares at us from the Big Dipper — the death mask of a star. It consists of several concentric “bubbles” of gas blown into space by the dying star. It’s nice and round, and seen through a large telescope or in photographs, it has two dark patches that look like the eyes of an owl.
Houston, We Have a Podcast 16 Mar 2018, 12:30 UTC Ricky Arnold, NASA Astronaut, talks about his time as an educator, his first flight on the Space Shuttle, and his plans to teach from space during his first long-duration flight on the International Space Station starting on March 21, 2018. HWHAP Episode 36.
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20: Astronomers detect ancient signals from the first stars in universe - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S21E2016 Mar 2018, 06:27 UTC Astronomers have for the first time ever detected an ancient signal from the first stars in the universe. The discovery places the first stars at just 180 million years after the big bang – far earlier than previously thought.
StarDate Online 15 Mar 2018, 05:00 UTC Scientists pretty much agree that our universe — everything that we can see and touch — evolved from a single moment of creation, known as the Big Bang. It happened 13.8 billion years ago, and it created not just matter and energy, but space and time as well. But there’s absolutely no agreement about what came before the Big Bang. Some say that there was nothing at all. It’s an idea supported by Stephen Hawking, who has said that the universe wasn’t created, it just is.
StarTalk Radio 14 Mar 2018, 19:10 UTC Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. We offer this episode in memory of Dr. Hawking's passing, and in celebration of his life. With co-host Matt Kirshen, astrophysicist Janna Levin, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
NASACast 13 Mar 2018, 13:07 UTC NASA EDGE talks with Dr. Jamese Sims about how scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are evaluating data and developing specific products to serve the meteorological community. GOES-S, (GOES 17 when operational with GOES 16) will provide the most comprehensive look at weather data from the West Coast of Africa to New Zealand, and as a result, more and more applications of weather data can now be generated.