Today Actual Astronomy talk about watching Mars pass through M44, the Beehive Cluster as well as other sights to see in the June Night Sky. We go over some of the pairings of the Moon and Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus during its best appearance for the year.
Mar 26th: Martian Debris & Double Comet
Today’s Travelers in the Night explores the story about martian trojan asteroids orbit and an asteroid that turn out to be a double comet.
Mar 19th: Plant Companionship & Fireball II
Today’s Travelers in the Night talks about the plant that the mars explorers take with them and the four fireball meteors brighter than Venus that exploded over Germany, France, Ohio, and Arizona .
Mar 10th: Living Off The Land On Mars
Extending humanity to other worlds in the Solar System is at the very limits of our modern technology. Extending humanity to other worlds in the Solar System is at the very limits of our modern technology. And unless there are dramatic discoveries in new propulsion systems or we learn how to build everything out of carbon nanotubes, the future of space exploration is going to require living off the land.
Feb 5th: Shrinking Stratosphere & Young Martian Volcanoes
Today’s travelers in the night share about the shrinking stratosphere and Mars orbiter data that shows unusual 8 mile wide deposit of ash and rock surrounds a 20 mile long volcanic fissure in the plains of the Elysium.
Feb 2nd: Objects to Observe in the February 2023 Night Sky
The Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Objects to Observe in the February 2023 Night Sky. In this episode we’ll talk about a conjunction of Venus and Neptune, the Moon pairing up with Venus & Jupiter before it gets so close to Mars. We’ll also talk about Comets and the Constellation Orion.
Jan 12th: Why Have NASA or SpaceX Not Gone to Mars?
We take a look at the reasons why there are no human footprints on the surface of Mars. SpaceX have also had plans of their own to get to the Red Planet.
Jan 11th: Mount Sharp, Mars, Shaped by Water & Wind
Data and images from NASA’s Curiosity rover found evidence that wind played a key role in erosional processes on the red planet, despite the lower atmospheric volume. Plus, astrophysics and cosmology news, a baby exoplanet.
Jan 7th: Observing With Webb January 2023
Not too much going on this January, other than lots of planets to see, Saturn and Venus passing within 1˚, and PERHAPS a naked-eye comet.
Jan 4th: Awesome Astronomy January 2023
Happy New Year! It’s time for news round-up and sky guide with @AwesomeAstroPod. We have leak on the ISS, the end of Mars lander, a new way to look for aliens, and how did dust form the expanding halo observed around the GRB source?