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:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/20jun18/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=aectfa040b3ic4g4spoto3uu47
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​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:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil
Coming up on an asteroid…
http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/top​ics/20180619je/index_e.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/science​-environment-44521599
Mars is getting close and then a dust storm kicks up…
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/god​dard/2018/curiosity-photos-show-m​artian-dust-storm-growing
Speaking of dust…
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activitie​s/Space_Science/XMM-Newton_finds_​missing_intergalactic_material
An astronaut has his doubts about a Mars mission:
http://www.techtimes.com/article​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:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018​/06/20180608_mmo.html
Then, it was a dark and stormy night…on Jupiter?
https://www.nasa.gov/image-featu​re/jpl/dark-and-stormy-jupiter
Let’s wreck a star!
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl​/Astronomers-See-Distant-Eruption​-as-Black-Hole-Destroys-Star
Diane shared some more sights in the sky from her Arizona trip:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mi​ce_Galaxies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An​tennae_Galaxies
In the chatroom, Twistedge added this link:
Colliding stars will light up the night sky in 2022:
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2​017/01/colliding-stars-will-light​-night-sky-2022

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