AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2018/06/21 Summer Pirates, and Some Aren’t

June 21st, 2018 by Nick Evetts
Happy Solstice, y’all
Here are the links from tonight’s program:
Surprise! New activity in Sunspot Land:​data/synoptic/sunspots_earth/mdi_​sunspots_1024.jpg
Looking what is up in the night sky:
Wed, Jun 20, 11h FIRST QUARTER
Thu, Jun 21, 10h Solstice
Sat, Jun 23, 19h Jupiter 4° S. of Moon
Mon, Jun 25, 16h Mercury 5° S. of Pollux
Wed, Jun 27, 09h Vesta 0°.3 S. of Moon, Occn.
Wed, Jun 27, 13h Saturn at opposition
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
Coming up on an asteroid…​ics/20180619je/index_e.html​-environment-44521599
Mars is getting close and then a dust storm kicks up…​dard/2018/curiosity-photos-show-m​artian-dust-storm-growing
Speaking of dust…​s/Space_Science/XMM-Newton_finds_​missing_intergalactic_material
An astronaut has his doubts about a Mars mission:​s/230513/20180618/retired-astrona​ut-believes-that-nasa-spacex-rock​ets-could-not-bring-people-to-mar​s.htm
JAXA’s Mercury Orbiter gets a new name:​/06/20180608_mmo.html
Then, it was a dark and stormy night…on Jupiter?​re/jpl/dark-and-stormy-jupiter
Let’s wreck a star!​/Astronomers-See-Distant-Eruption​-as-Black-Hole-Destroys-Star
Diane shared some more sights in the sky from her Arizona trip:​ce_Galaxies​tennae_Galaxies
In the chatroom, Twistedge added this link:
Colliding stars will light up the night sky in 2022:​017/01/colliding-stars-will-light​-night-sky-2022

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