In this episode, some astronomers, a former astronaut, the current director of the Space Telescope Science Institute as well as the wife of Carl Sagan himself, got together and wrote a white paper that makes the case for a telescope, named after the famous astronomer Carl Sagan, that will look for and directly image planets like Earth around other stars
Apr 15th: Physicists Hunt for a Mirror Universe Galaxy
Is the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics science? While we may not be able to say what exactly science is, I can say that I prefer to have my science with a little bit of data. For me to recognize science when I see it, it has to come with some observations or something verifiable
Mar 18th: How “Many Worlds” Quantum Mechanics is Like Intelligent Design and Sets a Dangerous Precedent
Feb 18th: The Cartwheel Galaxy From the Webb Space Telescope
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy’s central black hole. Webb’s powerful infrared gaze produced this detailed image of the Cartwheel and two smaller companion galaxies against a backdrop of many other galaxies. This image provides a new view of how the Cartwheel Galaxy has changed over billions of years.
Jan 21st: The Closest Known Black Hole
Black holes do not emit any light of their own making them impossible to see directly with telescopes. So, what’s the closest one to us?
Dec 17th: The Hellscape of Exoplanet 55 Cancri e
There is a planet so close to its star that its entire year is only a few hours. and any water oceans that it may have had would have long ago boiled away, the surface rocks melt and the clouds would hold lava rain.
Nov 19th: Stellina & eVscope: Are They Worth the Money?
There is a lot of interest in a new class of telescopes available for amateur astronomers. These telescopes offer extreme ease-of-use while delivering advanced capability to those just entering the hobby of amateur astronomy. In this episode, Dustin Gibson, CEO of OPT Telescopes and Tony Darnell discuss the value of these scopes and the promise they hold for newcomers to the hobby.
Oct 15th: Deep Astronomy – Asteroid Apophis is Coming in 2029
The Asteroid Apophis is going to get very close to Earth in 2029! How/will it impact us? Apophis is classified as a Potential Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) to Earth and astronomers want to use the event to learn more about how these celestial bodies will affect Earth.
Sep 17th: NASA’s DART Mission: Protecting Earth from Hazardous Asteroids
DART is a planetary defense-driven test of technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous asteroid. More with @DeepAstronomy at #365DaysOfAstro
Aug 20th: Optical Communications for Developing A Cislunar Neighborhood
Just like neighborhood developments here on Earth, the cislunar neighborhood needs multiple layers of infrastructure for a sustainable ecosystem on and around the Moon. Companies are planning to deploy foundational communications and data infrastructure to deliver services to government and commercial users. The market for cislunar space services is expected to grow significantly in the coming decade. Recognizing a whole-of-nation approach, there’s synergy in roles for government and private sector.