Short gamma-ray burst’s afterglow detected; young star found with spiral disk; red giants with starspots rotate quickly; machine learning helps predict survivability of planetary systems

Short gamma-ray burst’s afterglow detected; young star found with spiral disk; red giants with starspots rotate quickly; machine learning helps predict survivability of planetary systems

Media Listen on Libsyn Watch on Twitch  Transcript The role of luck in science is something I sometimes feel we just don’t acknowledge enough. To do amazing things, you don’t just have to be one of the best in the world in terms of intellect and research...
Asymmetric neutron binary star system discovered; Planet 9 could be a black hole (really); Mars Curiosity and InSight catchup; Comet NEOWISE

Asymmetric neutron binary star system discovered; Planet 9 could be a black hole (really); Mars Curiosity and InSight catchup; Comet NEOWISE

Media Listen on Libsyn Watch on Twitch  Transcript After taking a week away from streaming to catch up on other tasks, we’re back to bring you all the news. And since it’s summer, there is a lot but not as much as you might think. As we recognize that summer...
Cosmic reionization caught in the act; Exoplanet pair found using ground-based telescope; Celebrate the Fourth of July with two images of cosmic fireworks

Cosmic reionization caught in the act; Exoplanet pair found using ground-based telescope; Celebrate the Fourth of July with two images of cosmic fireworks

Media Listen on Libsyn Watch on Twitch  Transcript One of the things we constantly hope to find as we scour the universe with telescopes is a solar system that looks like ours. At this point in our technology, we can’t see worlds like Mercury, and I suspect...
Solar clock; Hubble constant; Universality of Free Fall; Neutron lifetime measurement; Interstellar parallax; Backyard astronomy exoplanet

Solar clock; Hubble constant; Universality of Free Fall; Neutron lifetime measurement; Interstellar parallax; Backyard astronomy exoplanet

Media Listen on Libsyn  Watch on Twitch  Transcript Today we found our inboxes bursting with news of all kinds, so today is going to be a bit more crammed together than normal. Our first story of the day is all about the Sun. This nearest star to Earth both...
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