Lunar Eclipse Month!!! Get ready for a May that boasts a wonderful blood moon and an array of morning planets all month long.
The Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Objects to Observe in the May 2022 Night Sky and places a focus on the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as they line up and meet up with the Moon. We also talk about when and how to observe the Lunar X, Lunar Straight Wall plus the Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower and a potentially bright comet to look out for this month.
A new paper looks at marsquakes and what is causing them, which turns out to be magma moving. And Curiosity has found rocks it needs to go around. Then there is the weather on Mars
Although humans have never actually been to Mars, explorers have simulated many aspects of Mars missions here on Earth. There are missions under the ocean, on the tops of volcanoes, in the harsh Canadian north, and even in bed that simulate the limitations of spaceflight, and teach us many of the lessons to prepare us for the real thing.
In 1968 the first humans to see the far side with their own eyes were the astronauts of Apollo 8. And 2nd topic: Antarctic lichen was subject to the rigors of the red planet’s environment and lived.
Objects to Observe in the April 2022 Night Sky places a focus on the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as they line up and meet in conjunctions in the morning sky while Mercury makes an appearance during evening dusk.
The closest black hole is in fact a vampire star system. Listen to @WSHCrew discussion with Dr. Abigail Fros. Also earth-like planet in dead star’s habitable zone, the impact of the war, and aurora in Mars
This is the story of Perseverance and Ingenuity achievement after a year in Mars. Happy First Earth Birthday, Perseverance and Ingenuity!
he Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Objects to Observe in the March 2022 Night Sky and places a focus on events to help you find the planets as the Moon pairs with Uranus before dancing with Venus, Mercury, Mars and Saturn in the morning twilight.
A research team studying the Poás volcano in Costa Rica, a potential analog for early Mars conditions, finds microbes surviving in extremely harsh conditions. Plus, table-top matter-antimatter experiments, an exoplanet’s complex atmosphere, and how snails and squirrels can help us understand space.