Oct 11th: Stars and How They Form‬

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Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest : Dr. Marina Kounkel , Alessondra Springmann, Beth Johnson, & Michael Rodruck

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout :  Guest: Dr. ‪Marina Kounkel Talks Stars and How They Form‬

Link: Cosmoquest: http://cosmoquest.org

You can watch the video in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGX_lYXQ0wI

Description:  Today’s story:

  • Comet 2I/Borisov, the interstellar comet.
  • Ha! Saturn has the most moons, Jupiter!
  • Is the Milky Way getting more or less massive?
  • A 2 stage fully reusable space plane.

Host: Fraser Cain

Special Guest: Dr. Marina Kounkel ( http://mkounkel.com/ ) a postdoctoral scholar in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the Western Washington University. Her research focuses on observing the dynamics of young stars.

Marina is co-author, with Kevin Covey (also from WWU,) of the peer-reviewed study titled “Untangling the Galaxy I: Local Structure and Star Formation History of the Milky Way” published in The Astronomical Journal in August 2019. Using a machine-learning algorithm to analyze motion and position data obtained by Gaia for over a billion stars, almost 2000 new star clusters and co-moving groups of stars – Sibling Stars if you will – have been identified, all of which lie within ~3,000 light years from us.

Regular Guest:

Alessondra Springmann ( http://www.sondy.com/ & @sondy )
Beth Johnson – SETI Institute ( @SETIInstitute / @planetarypan )
Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ / @MichaelRodruck )

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