AFM’s York∞Universe! 121211 Moore Canucks in SPACE!

December 11th, 2012 by Michael Foerster

Hosts: Jesse, Ryan, Paul (‘The Dean’)
Guest: Randy Attwood
Tweet: We’re live! @astronomyFM. @jesserogerson, ‘the dean,’ and special Guest Randy Attwood (cc: @spaceref)

TWIH:
14 December 1546 – Tycho Brahe is born
10 December 1984 – only impact of a meteorite observed
11 December 1972 – Apollo 17 lands on the moon (14 December – Cernan leaves)
15 December 1970 – first landing on another planet

Tweet:
40th anniversary of Apollo 17 landing on the moon this Thursday. Gene Cernan was the last to walk.

————STORIES————

Chris Hadfield with Randy Attwood—————————————————————–
expedition 34
promotion of the fight, contests, competitions

The passing of Sir Patrick Moore ——————————————————————-
http://www.universetoday.com/98889/remembrances-and-reflections-sir-patrick-moore-1923-2012/
http://goo.gl/MjHlV
55 years of The Sky at Night, missed one episode

The passing of a great. The world mourns the man and the legend, Sir Patrick Moore http://goo.gl/MjHlV @astronomyFM @jesserogerson @spaceref

Most Super Massive Blackhole ever found—————————————————-
http://www.universetoday.com/98678/oddball-galaxy-contains-the-biggest-black-hole-yet/
http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/news/releases/2012/1128.html
http://goo.gl/HyYnj
-SMBH typically measure at 0.1% of the mass of the galaxy
-difficult because you need to see the stars move around the blackhole
-you can only do this to 200 million light years…not very far
-NGC1277, average speed of 400 km/s
-mass 17 billion solar masses, the galaxy 100 billion solar masses, which is 15% the mass of the galaxy!….crazy
-is this galaxy a ‘freak’ or is this a normal galaxy. perhaps this means growth can be independent

Tweet: astronomers find most massive blackhole in universe measuring 15% of total mass of galaxy http://goo.gl/HyYnj @astronomyFM @jesserogerson

Detecting Meteors————————————————————————————
http://jesserogerson.com/2012/12/serendipity-finding-an-asteroid/
http://goo.gl/D3mLa

‘Green Bean Galaxies’——————————————————————————-
http://www.gemini.edu/node/11904
http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1249/

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