Category | Astronomy Cast

By Astronomy Cast on March 30, 2020 in
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White dwarfs are usually about 60% the mass of the Sun, so it was a bit of a surprise when astronomers found one that was almost exactly twice that. What happens when white dwarfs merge?

By Astronomy Cast on March 23, 2020 in
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Fraser and Pamela discuss the coronavirus worldwide pandemic that is upon us. There is much to discuss.

By Astronomy Cast on March 16, 2020 in
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When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. But bigger is Way more expensive. So astronomers merge the light from several telescopes to act like a much larger telescope.

By Astronomy Cast on March 9, 2020 in
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We lost a bright star here on planet Earth last week. NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away at the age of 101, after an incredible career of helping humans land on the Moon.

By Astronomy Cast on March 2, 2020 in
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You can’t make a Solar System without a whole lot of dust. This dust has blocked astronomers views into some of the most fascinating parts of the cosmos. But new telescopes & techniques are allowing astronomers to peer through this dust, and see these events like never before.