An angry monster lurks in the shoulder of the Hunter. We’re talking about the Red Giant star Betelgeuse, Alpha Orionis in the constellation Orion. Recently, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) gave us an amazing view of Betelgeuse, one of the very few stars resolved as anything more than a point of light.
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Forshaw is a British particle physicist with an interest in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) which is the study of the behavior of subatomic particles. Dr. Forshaw is the co-author (with Brian Cox) of Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, which sends readers on an inspirational journey of scientific […]
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Paul Sutter, the CCAPP Visiting Fellow who works on the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure. Guests: Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com) Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)
This article is a guest post by Anna Ho, who is currently doing research on stars in the Milky Way through a one-year Fulbright Scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany. In the Milky Way, an average of seven new stars are born every year. In the distant galaxy GN20, […]
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Amy Shira Teitel (@astVintageSpace) discussing space history and her new book Breaking the Chains of Gravity Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) This Week’s Stories: Falcon 9 launch and (almost!) landing NASA Invites ESA to Build Europa Piggyback Probe Bouncing Philae Reveals Comet is Not Magnetised Astronomers Watch […]