StarDate Online 26 Sep 2018, 05:00 UTC Dozens of galaxies orbit our own, but none compares to the Magellanic Clouds. These two galaxies are so bright and vibrant that they’re visible to the eye alone — but only from the southern hemisphere. Hubble Space Telescope has tracked the motions of stars inside the smaller of the two galaxies. The observations suggest that it’s in serious trouble — the result of a recent collision with its brighter neighbor, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
NASACast Audio 25 Sep 2018, 12:25 UTC Since the recording of this interview, the ICESat-2 mission successfully launched on the last Delta II, and the Launch Services Program is now 5 for 5 on successful missions this year, with a 6th still to come—needless to say, these guys are pretty busy—so let’s get on with the rocket roundup.
NASACast Audio 21 Sep 2018, 13:36 UTC "Houston We Have a Podcast" is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center, the home of human spaceflight, stationed in Houston, Texas. We bring space right to you! On this podcast, you’ll learn from some of the brightest minds of America’s space agency as they discuss topics in engineering, science, technology and more. You’ll hear firsthand from astronauts what it’s like to launch atop a rocket, live in space and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. And you’ll listen in to the more human side of space as our guests tell stories of behind-the-scenes moments never heard before.
StarDate Online 21 Sep 2018, 05:00 UTC The first living things to fly to the Moon and back weren’t astronauts, cosmonauts, or even chimpanzees. They were two tortoises, some flies, and some meal worms. They completed their trip 50 years ago today aboard Zond 5 — the first spacecraft to safely complete a round-trip to the Moon and back.
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74: How asteroid impacts shaped Earth’s ancient geology - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 7420 Sep 2018, 11:52 UTC A new study has found that some of the oldest rocks on the planet are the result of asteroids slamming into the primordial Earth causing its crust to melt.
StarDate Online 20 Sep 2018, 05:00 UTC Fall arrives in the northern hemisphere this weekend. It’s the autumnal equinox — the point at which the Sun crosses the equator from north to south. You probably noticed that we used two names for the season: fall and autumn. In the modern world, it’s the only season with more than one common name.
StarDate Online 19 Sep 2018, 05:00 UTC A star system in the constellation Andromeda is always hoppin’. Its two stars interact with each other, triggering brilliant outbursts. Z Andromedae consists of two stars locked in a mutual orbit. In fact, it’s the prototype of a broad class of binaries, known as symbiotes because they interact with each other.
NASACast Audio 18 Sep 2018, 19:47 UTC NASA in Silicon Valley Live is a talk show that features conversations with scientists, researchers, engineers and all-around cool people who work at NASA to push the boundaries of innovation. In this episode streamed on Sept. 13, 2018, we talk about studying life in space. Plus, we share some genius space hacks for doing life science research on Earth and aboard the International Space Station.