AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2018/04/05 Spectroscopic Zoo

April 5th, 2018 by Nick Evetts
Here are the links from tonight’s program:
No sunspots but something might be coming. Keep watching the SOHO website:
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​sunspots/
After Marty groused about daylight saving time, Diane brought up this bit about astrophysicists helping the environment:
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-​environment-43546429
And what’s up in the sky for the next week:
Tue, Apr 03, 14h Jupiter 4° S. of Moon
Sat, Apr 07, 13h Saturn 1°.9 S. of Moon
Sat, Apr 07, 18h Mars 3° S. of Moon
Sun, Apr 08, 06h Moon at apogee
Sun, Apr 08, 07h LAST QUARTER
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil
Marty suggests we check out how the Jovian moons are progressing:
https://www.projectpluto.com/jev​ent.htm
https://in-the-sky.org
Good news for you citizen science participants NASA’s planetary data system:
https://pds.nasa.gov
Marty came up with an AAVSO alert:
https://www.aavso.org/aavso-aler​t-notice-627
And Diane found another:
https://www.aavso.org/aavso-aler​t-notice-628
Mars orbiter came up with some interesting images:
https://www.nasa.gov/image-featu​re/jpl/pia22348/formations-in-con​text-or-what-is-it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20​01:_A_Space_Odyssey_(film)
And the farthest star ever seen…gets spotted:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/god​dard/2018/hubble-uncovers-the-far​thest-star-ever-seen
http://astronomy.com/news/2018/0​4/hubble-images-farthest-star-eve​r-seen
Things that go boom in the night:
https://www.space.com/40197-myst​erious-cosmic-explosions-puzzle-a​stronomers.html
Holding up a yardstick to the sky:
https://scitechdaily.com/hubble-​makes-precise-distance-measuremen​t-to-one-of-the-oldest-objects-in​-the-universe/
And finally, Marty latches on to a black hole:
https://scitechdaily.com/astrono​mers-view-black-hole-jets-deep-in​side-perseus-a/
Twistedge threw these links in the chatroom:
Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows-
https://www.npr.org/sections/the​two-way/2018/04/04/599437677/new-​study-shows-the-center-of-the-mil​ky-way-has-thousands-of-black-hol​es
Thanks to Incredible Luck, Hubble Caught a Photo of The Most Distant Star Ever Seen:
https://www.sciencealert.com/ica​rus-blue-giant-most-distant-star-​ever-seen-hubble-9-billion-light-​years
NASA’s next exoplanet hunter set to launch on April 16, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS):
https://www.nature.com/articles/​d41586-018-03354-7
(ESA) tested a large parachute for their Mars ExoMars Rover landing set for 2021.
http://www.iflscience.com/space/​esa-just-tested-the-biggest-mars-​parachute-ever-to-land-its-new-ro​ver-in-2021/

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