@AwesomeAstroPOd chat to Dr Kathy Thornton, nuclear physicist turned NASA astronaut who went on to fly on four Space Shuttle missions about her life as an astronaut, the Hubble fix and that fateful day in mission-control on Columbia’s last re-entry.
The biggest question of them all…why the Universe exists? Find the answers along with other questions on today’s @AwesomeAstroPod at #365DaysOfAstro
Time for June @AwesomeAstroPod as Jenny & Paul discuss about the recent supernova in galaxy M101, volcanic exoplanets, and also June Skyguide!
Taking a look at how over the last 40 years we went from only knowing of the handful of planets in our solar system to knowing of around 5,000 planets littering the galaxy.
To mark the Skylab 50th anniversary here is @AwesomeAstroPod chat from 2012 where we caught up with Skylab 3 and STS-3 astronaut, Jack Lousma
Today @AwesomeAstroPod look at what makes the moon shine, why the moon looks different every night and how objects from dust and asteroids to stars and galaxies either reflect or emit their own light.
This month Awesome Astronomy News talk about new data on the M87 blackhole, the architecture of planetary systems, the hottest stars, an impact crater in France and how Mars might not have been oxygen rich.
Are we alone in the cosmos? Do aliens exist? How are we looking for them? And how long will it be before we know for sure? Well, we’re searching every corner of space for alien microbes or signals from ET.
Jeni visits Space Forge and talk to CEO Joshua Western about that fateful launch from Cornwall on Virgin’s Cosmic Girl & an update on their mission to build reusable satellites to manufacture materials.
How far away do you think the Moon is? It looks deceptively large and close in the sky.But here we’ll show you what will happen to the Moon, how far away it is and how we know with such accuracy.