StarDate Online 29 Sep 2018, 05:00 UTC The Moon passes especially close to the bull’s bright orange “eye” tonight. Aldebaran is just an eyelash away from the Moon as they rise in late evening. Over the following hours, the Moon will pass even closer to the bright star, before they begin to pull apart.
StarDate Online 27 Sep 2018, 05:00 UTC Astronomers are developing bigger and bigger arrays of radio telescopes. By combining the signals from dozens or hundreds of antennas, they can produce extremely sharp images of the universe — far more detailed than possible with any single telescope.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 26 Sep 2018, 12:13 UTC Japan has successfully deployed two lander rovers onto the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.
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.