Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 13, 2015: Daniel Stern, Project Scientist on NuSTAR

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Daniel Stern, Project Scientist on NuSTAR. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier ) (…)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 13, 2015: Daniel Stern, Project Scientist on NuSTAR (180 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No […]

A New “Mathematical” Definition Proposed for What Constitutes a Planet

In the current (heated) debate of what constitutes a planet, it seems everyone can agree at least one thing: The current definition put forth by the International Astronomical Union is actually quite vague and it really only applies to our own Solar System. So while the definition is unclear at best in our own neighborhood, […]

New Visualization Shows Incredible Variety of Extraterrestrial Worlds

Here’s a great new poster showing over 500 extrasolar planets (about one quarter of the total) that have been discovered since 1988. This visualization, created by graphic artist and writer Martin Vargic from Slovakia, is based on the estimated radius and temperature of the planets, however other factors, such as density, age or stellar metallicity […]

New Visualization Shows Incredible Variety of Extraterrestrial Worlds

Here’s a great new poster showing over 500 extrasolar planets (about one quarter of the total) that have been discovered since 1988. This visualization, created by graphic artist and writer Martin Vargic from Slovakia, is based on the estimated radius and temperature of the planets, however other factors, such as density, age or stellar metallicity […]

New Visualization Shows Incredible Variety of Extraterrestrial Worlds

Here’s a great new poster showing over 500 extrasolar planets (about one quarter of the total) that have been discovered since 1988. This visualization, created by graphic artist and writer Martin Vargic from Slovakia, is based on the estimated radius and temperature of the planets, however other factors, such as density, age or stellar metallicity […]

Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 9, 2015: Nobel Prizes, Private Moon Launches & Water on Pluto!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Paul Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier ) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com) (…)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 9, 2015: Nobel Prizes, Private Moon Launches & Water on Pluto! (325 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink […]

Watch This Amazing Video of an Exoplanet in Motion

Exoplanet Beta Pic b orbiting Beta Pictoris from Dunlap Institute on Vimeo. Just. Wow. The motion of an alien world, reduced to a looping .gif. We truly live in an amazing age. A joint press release out of the Gemini Observatory and the University of Toronto demonstrates a stunning first: a sequence of direct images […]

Weekly Space Hangout – June 12, 2015: Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program Participants: Michael Prokosch (Seeing Stars Blog, MikeProkosch@shsuobservatory) Tim Spuck (tspuck@nrao.edu) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com) Vivian White (vwhite@astrosociety.org). Guests: Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com) Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) (…)Read […]

Weekly Space Hangout – June 12, 2015: Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program Participants: Michael Prokosch (Seeing Stars Blog, MikeProkosch@shsuobservatory) Tim Spuck (tspuck@nrao.edu) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com) Vivian White (vwhite@astrosociety.org). Guests: Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com) Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) (…)Read […]

Weekly Space Hangout – June 5, 2015: Stephen Fowler, Creative Director at InfoAge

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Stephen Fowler, who is the Creative Director at InfoAge, the organization behind refurbishing the TIROS 1 dish and the Science History Learning Center and Museum at Camp Evans, Wall, NJ. Guests: Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com) Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) (…)Read the rest […]