ESOcast 22 Nov 2018, 13:00 UTC ESO, the European Southern Observatory, designs, builds and operates some of the most advanced telescopes and instruments in the world. To achieve this, ESO needs a host of talented engineers who design, develop and maintain these sensitive machines.
The Planetary Society Radio Podcast 21 Nov 2018, 16:00 UTC NASA announced on November 19th that the multi-billion dollar 2020 Mars rover will land in Jezero crater, where it will begin the search for the signature of past life. The selection process took five years, and Briony Horgan of Purdue University was part of it all. She joins us to talk about this exciting and enticing target on the Red Planet. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla prepares us for the much more imminent Mars landing of InSight. Orion in the northern hemisphere’s night sky can only mean winter is coming. Just ahead of it is a new What’s Up segment from Bruce and Mat.
StarDate Online 20 Nov 2018, 06:00 UTC On average, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, gives birth to only a few stars per year. But that’s a mere pittance compared to some galaxies. The most prolific churn out thousands of stars. At that rate, they could double their total number of stars in a few hundred million years.