SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 30 Nov 2018, 07:30 UTC Astronomers have discovered a unique nearby triple star system containing a pair of massive ‘Wolf-Rayet’ stars which are about to explode as supernovae and could produce one of the most powerful explosions since the big bang — a gamma-ray burst.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 28 Nov 2018, 07:39 UTC NASA’s InSight lander touches down on the red planet Mars. NASA’s Mars InSight spacecraft has landed successfully on Elysium Planitia -- a broad freeze dried plain – just north of the red planet’s equator.
Astronomy Cast 27 Nov 2018, 00:00 UTC Ion engines are a mainstay of science fiction, featured in both Star Trek and Wars. But this is a very real technology, successfully used on several missions out there in the Solar System right now. How do they work and what are the limits?
The Jodcast 26 Nov 2018, 11:00 UTC Falling with hot DOGS. In the show this time, we talk to Bernie Fanaroff and Rob Adam about using science to inform policy-makers, and the future of African astronomy, our resident DARA Big Data Science Policy Fellows tell us about their DARA Fellowships in this month's JodBite, and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer.
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93: Micro-quasar Blasting Gamma Rays Towards Earth - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 9324 Nov 2018, 07:56 UTC Micro-quasar blasting gamma rays towards EarthAstronomers have detected high energy gamma rays violently blasting out of a micro-quasar within the Milky Way galaxy.
This Week @ NASA 23 Nov 2018, 16:32 UTC A landing site is selected for our next Mars rover … Our InSight mission is in the home stretch of its journey to the Red Planet … And a week of celebration on the space station … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!