Astronomy Cast Archive
Jul 25th: Did JWST Work?

Jul 25th: Did JWST Work?

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We’re FINALLY going to talk about the James Webb Space Telescope. After decades of development, delays, budget creep, the powerful infrared observatory is at its final home at the L2 Lagrange point. Yesterday (at the time we’re recording this) we saw the first scientific images from the telescope and according to Pamela’s rules, we’re finally allowed to talk about it.

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Jul 25th: Did JWST Work?

Jul 18th: Space Tourism

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Have you ever wanted to go to space, but lacked the… uh, I dunno, everything… to be an astronaut? There are now companies offering zero-G flights, sub-orbital flights, and there have even been paying customers who have gone into orbit. Is this going to be space travel for the rest of us?

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Jul 25th: Did JWST Work?

Jul 4th: Summer Observing

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Summer is officially, astronomically here, and for the folks in the northern hemisphere that means it’s a perfect time to head outside and see what’s happening in the sky. Today we’ll give you a good list of things to keep an eye out for with or without a telescope.

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Jul 25th: Did JWST Work?

Jun 13th: The Future of the ISS

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The International Space Station has been continuously inhabited for over 20 years now, serving as a peaceful collaboration between space-faring nations. But it’s a machine, and it’s getting old. In addition, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has made things, complicated. What’s the future for the ISS?

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Jul 25th: Did JWST Work?

Jun 6th: Light Echoes

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Just as sound can echo off distant objects, light can echo too. And the echoes of light bouncing off stellar remnants, black hole accretion disks, and clouds of gas and dust provide astronomers with another method of probing the distant cosmos.

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Jul 25th: Did JWST Work?

May 23rd: Sagittarius A*

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All the waiting is over, we’ve finally seen the image of the event horizon from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Different shaped blobs! And a black circle in the middle. What are we looking at?

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