Tag: pluto
May 21st: Variable Star Rhythms, Europa’s Plumes, Pluto’s Haze & Dr. Catherine Johnson

May 21st: Variable Star Rhythms, Europa’s Plumes, Pluto’s Haze & Dr. Catherine Johnson

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Join us today as we talk about one of my favorite areas of research, pulsating stars, and how researchers have used data from NASA’s TESS mission to understand them. We also look at new evidence for watery plumes erupting from Jupiter’s moon Europa. And finally, we discuss how the SOFIA observatory has found clues for why Pluto’s atmospheric haze continues to exist.

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May 22nd: Is Pluto a Planet?

May 22nd: Is Pluto a Planet?

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In 2006, Pluto was officially stripped of its planetary status. Now that debate is being reignited with some astronomers calling for the reinstatement of Pluto as a planet, arguing that the icy world should never have been demoted in the first place. So what is the deal? Is Pluto a planet?

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