AFM’s Space Pirate Radio! 2018/04/26 Pirates vs Ursa Major

April 26th, 2018 by Nick Evetts
Here are this week’s links:
Quick! Before it goes away, we have a sunspot:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/25apr18/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=qac40dka93he48gmoviil2emo6
And…in the rest of the sky:
Tue, Apr 24, 20h Regulus 1°.2 S. of Moon, Occn.
Sun, Apr 29, 18h Mercury greatest elong. W.(27°)
Mon, Apr 30, 01h FULL MOON
Mon, Apr 30, 17h Jupiter 4° S. of Moon
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil
In the southern hemisphere:
https://astronomynow.com/2018/04​/25/see-mercurys-very-favourable-​dawn-display-under-southern-skies​/
Marty and Diane spoke of occultations,
http://www.lunar-occultations.co​m/iota/bstar/bstar.htm
Smell something funny?
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-ur​anus-cloud-tops-common-rotten.htm​l
Sun has siblings…maybe
http://www.astronomy.com/news/20​18/04/the-hunt-for-the-suns-ancie​nt-siblings
The insight Mars lander:
https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/​04/24/insight-mars-lander-joined-​with-atlas-5-launcher-at-vandenbe​rg-air-force-base/
And who doesn’t like cube-sats?
http://earthsky.org/space/marco-​cubesats-insight-new-comm-tech
There’s more than one way to emit radio emissions:
https://scitechdaily.com/scienti​sts-reveal-new-mechanism-of-radio​-emission-in-neutron-stars/
Gaia project produces amazing results:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/s​mart-news/new-star-catalogue-will​-change-everything-we-know-about-​milky-way-180968891/
Crew member Twistedge posted these links:
APOD’a pic of Jupiter
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astro​pix.html
What Do Uranus’s Cloud Tops Have in Common With Rotten Eggs?
https://www.gemini.edu/node/2105​0
Hubble’s 28th birthday
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/a​stronomy-news/happy-28th-birthday​-hubble/
A Stunning New Video Shows a Comet’s Surface as It Hurtles Through Space
https://www.sciencealert.com/ros​etta-comet-67p-churyumov-gerasime​nko-flyby-video-snow
gravity wave science
https://www.scientificamerican.c​om/article/here-come-the-waves/
Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy – and beyond
http://sci.esa.int/gaia/60192-ga​ia-creates-richest-star-map-of-ou​r-galaxy-and-beyond/
What started 50 years ago as a ‘smudge’ on paper has flourished into a fundamental field of astrophysics replete with unexpected applications and exciting discoveries.
https://www.nature.com/articles/​s41550-017-0343-6
Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/​2018/04/castaway-exoplanet-moons-​behave-cosmic-bumper-cars
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/​2018/04/smooth-dance-moves-confir​m-new-bird-paradise-species
And crew member Nick posted this:
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org​/article/first-collisions-at-bell​e-ii
https://www.spacetelescope.org/i​mages/heic0516a/

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