Looking Skyward: Satellite Constellations, Super-Novas, and Solar Flares

Jun 7, 2019

 

Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
Credit NASA and HST team (Stoics/AURA). R. Fesen (Darmouth) and J. Morse ( Univ. of Colorado).

This week on Looking Skyward, Brian and Regina discuss a variety of celestial topics: “Satellite constellations” raise alarm bells with astronomers, a possible connection between human evolution and a super-nova that exploded millions of years ago, and astronomers detect a solar flare from a star other than the sun. 

Looking Skyward can be heard every other week on All Things Considered on WCAI.