SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
15: Getting up close and personal to an active supermassive black hole - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 1523 Feb 2018, 06:45 UTC Astronomers have discovered a rotating dusty gas torus around a monster black hole in the heart of the galaxy M-77 located some 47 million light years away.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
14: Supermassive black holes out growing their galaxies - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary series 21 Episode 1421 Feb 2018, 11:11 UTC *Supermassive black holes out growing their galaxies
StarDate Online 20 Feb 2018, 06:00 UTC Winter brings out the big dogs — some of the most prominent constellations of all. And one of those really is a dog: Canis Major, the big dog. It’s best known for its leading light: Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky. It’s a third of the way up the southeastern sky at nightfall.
The Titanium Physicist Podcast 19 Feb 2018, 05:05 UTC A supermassive blackhole at the centre of a galaxy can cause the gas that falls into it to glow SO BRIGHT that it stops the creation of new stars. What? How?
The Star Spot 18 Feb 2018, 23:40 UTC It’s our cosmic backyard, and yet our own solar system is still full of surprises. Now it turns out we were “totally wrong” when it comes to just about everything we thought we knew about Jupiter. That’s not me speaking, it’s Scott Bolton, principal investigator for the NASA Juno mission to Jupiter. From its magnetic field and atmosphere down to its very core, Jupiter is being rediscovered and transformed. Today we’re joined here at The Star Spot by Dr. Bolton to discuss the rewriting of our textbook on the solar system’s biggest world.
StarDate Online 18 Feb 2018, 06:00 UTC Here’s a phrase that you probably haven’t heard before: solar antapex. It’s the location in the sky that’s opposite the direction that Sun and Earth are moving through the galaxy. It’s marked by the constellation Columba, the dove, which scoots quite low across the south on February nights.
StarDate Online 17 Feb 2018, 06:00 UTC The smallest of the solar system’s major planets is hiding in the Sun’s glare right now. That’s because Mercury is at superior conjunction — it lines up behind the Sun as seen from Earth. As it moves away from the Sun, it’ll climb into decent view in the early evening sky in a couple of weeks.
NASACast Audio 16 Feb 2018, 13:30 UTC We’re doing something a little bit different in Episode 32 for African American History Month. We team up with our African American Employee Resource Group at the Johnson Space Center to bring 4 guests from different areas of expertise like life support systems, robotics, flight control and leadership to explain what they do and the paths they took to work at NASA. This episode was recorded on January 31, 2018.
StarTalk Radio 15 Feb 2018, 23:01 UTC Slide down the ice with Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they investigate the surprising science of curling. Featuring author and curler Dean Gemmell, physicist John Eric Goff, 2018 Olympic curler Nina Roth, and 2006 gold medalist Brad Gushue. (Warning: Adult Language.)