AFM’s Space Pirate Radio! 2018/03/08 X-Rayted Stars!

March 8th, 2018 by Nick Evetts

Here are the links from tonight’s show, “X-rayted Astronomy”
Marty and John talked about the sun’s arc through the sky this time of year and Mercury’s
showing currently, prompting BP to post this link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8396454@N03/39782126355/in/dateposted-public/
Then we covered what is up in the sky for the coming week:
Wed, Mar 07, 07h Jupiter 4° S. of Moon
Fri, Mar 09, 10h Jupiter stationary
Fri, Mar 09, 11h LAST QUARTER
Sat, Mar 10, 01h Mars 4° S. of Moon
Sun, Mar 11, 02h Saturn 2° S. of Moon
Sun, Mar 11, 09h Moon at apogee
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil

The subject of Daylight Saving Time came up, Apparently Florida got tired of switching back and
forth twice a year , Blackprojects posted this bit:
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/07/us/florida-year-round-daylight-saving-time-trnd/index.html
And now we dive into x-rays (and other high energy stuff):
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017SW001803/abstract
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060814.html
Time Dilation: An Experiment With Mu Mesons 1962 PSSC; David Frisch, James Smith, MIT
Physics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CeQXsIiGp8
Twistedge pointed out that the public is invited to come along on the Sun mission:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/public-invited-to-come-aboard-nasa-s-first-mission-

to-touch-the-sun

Astronomers discover S0-2 star is single and ready for big Einstein test:
http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/S02_Single
And Marty comes back with a binary story:
https://scitechdaily.com/astronomers-witness-very-rare-event-birth-of-a-symbiotic-x-ray-binary/
And a super bright luminous source: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/images/beaming-with-the-light-of-millions-of-suns.html

Doug of Northern Cross Observatory posted this bit:
https://news.uchicago.edu/article/2018/03/07/uchicago-activities-yerkes-observatory-end-2018
BP posted this clip of the “Green Flash” phenomena:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWw8z75AXwU
Aqua4U posted this link:
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180305.html

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