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There's lots to cover on this week's Looking Skyward. Dust from melted snow in the Antarctic could be from a super-nova; an upcoming NASA mission will explore Europa; one of Jupiter’s icy moons, a black hole gobbles up a neutron star. 

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This week on Looking Skyward:  NASA is sending a drone-like spacecraft to explore the icy surface of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn; Scientists identify the “chemical fingerprint” of a planet outside our solar system; and tracking fast radio bursts - in one millisecond, they generate as much energy as the sun emits in 80 years!

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This week on Looking Skyward, Brian and Regina discuss a variety of celestial topics: For backyard stargazers, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the night sky all summer, table salt has been discovered on one of Jupiter’s moons, and you can add your name to the Mars 2020 Rover mission.

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. 

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There's a lot to talk about on this week’s “Looking Skyward" with WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris and Dr. Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

    

Learn more about what's going on in the world of astronomy as WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris speaks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

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Learn more about what's going on in the world of astronomy as WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris speaks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

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Learn more about what's going on in the world of astronomy as WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris speaks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

Looking Skyward: SpaceX and Japanese Successes

Mar 8, 2019
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Learn more about what's going on in the world of astronomy as WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris speaks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

China National Space Administration

This week on Looking Skyward, Brian and Regina discuss a variety of celestial topics: a meteor that hit the moon during the recent eclipse (and that made for some spectacular photos), a Chinese  rover that landed on the far side of the moon, and the Cassini spacecraft recently discovered that Saturn’s rings may not be anywhere near as old as previously thought.

NASA

Today's topics range from repeating fast radio bursts that were recently discovered to scientists believing they were able to observe the creation of a black hole for the first time ever (even though the event actually happened 200 million years ago). 

NASA

This week on Looking Skyward, we talk about the InSight rover that recently landed on the surface of Mars, the Geminid meteor shower, and the Voyager spacecraft, now about 11 billion miles from Earth.

NASA

Learn more about a cigar-shaped object that some Harvard professors believe to be of "alien origin" on Looking Skyward with WCAI's Brian Morris and Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

NASA

This week on Looking Skyward, WCAI's Brian Morris and Maria Mitchell Association's Dr. Regina Jorgenson talk about space telescopes and probes. Take a listen. 

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The Orionid meteor shower carries debris from the comet Halley, four gigantic planets detected around a very young star, and new moons that may have their own moons. Learn more about what's going on in the world of astronomy as WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris speaks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.  

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