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Skytalk is hosted by WHYY's Dave Heller. Each week he discusses the latest news in astronomy with Dr. Derrick H. Pitts of the Franklin Institute.
Hosted by Dave Heller
Hosted by Dr. Derrick H. Pitts
The more scientists learn about black holes, the more the findings confirm the warning: Speed kills.
The black hole ASASSN-14li lie
Air Date: January 12, 2019
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft continues its sojourn through the outer reaches of our solar system. For the next 20 months, it will
Air Date: January 5, 2019
Going, Going, Gone
Enjoy them while you can, because according to a new analysis of data from the Keck 10 meter telescope at Mauna Kea, Saturn’s rings
Air Date: December 26, 2018
Adieu to Voyager 2
41 years since it left Earth in the rear view mirror, NASA’s Voyager 2 bids adieu to our solar system. Earlier this week, engineers
Air Date: December 13, 2018
Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Moon
China’s next lunar visitor Chang’e 4 is due to touch down on the far side of the moon on December 31st. If it succeeds in th
Air Date: December 10, 2018
Early Sunsets in Early December
Starting on Monday, December 3rd, we’ll embark on a ten-day period when sunset arrives around 4:35 in the afternoon, marking the ea
Air Date: December 3, 2018
NASA Touchdown On Mars
NASA’s InSight Lander is scheduled to set down on the surface of Mars on Monday, November 26th. As a fixed station, InSight will dr
Air Date: November 26, 2018
Hidden In Plain Sight
Our Milky Way has two very well known galactic companions: The Large and the Small Magellanic Clouds, irregular-shaped galaxies both abou
Air Date: November 19, 2018
Going in Circles
This week, astronomers are studying a pair of stars that rotate around their common point once every 3 hours.
The stars are buried
Air Date: November 10, 2018
Enjoy an earlier sunrise starting Sunday morning, when our area reverts to Eastern Standard Time.
The earlier sunsets affords oppor
Air Date: November 2, 2018
Our sun, some 865,000 miles in diameter, rotates once every 30-35 days or so; fairly normal for a star like ours.
Contrast that wit
Air Date: October 29, 2018
International Observe the Moon Night
The naked eye is just fine – but if the night sky is clear this evening, the best way to view the moon is with a pair of binoculars
Air Date: October 20, 2018
Buried in the data from European Space Agency’s Gaia Survey satellite, astronomers from Leiden University in the Netherlands discov
Air Date: October 16, 2018
Scientists who confirmed the existence of 2015 TG387 out beyond the Kuiper Belt believe its orbit offers the best evidence of the existe
Air Date: October 9, 2018
When Push Comes to Shove
Gaia, a galactic surveyor spacecraft, has caught our galaxy doing “the wave!” Studies of one billion stars show a wave-like m
Air Date: October 1, 2018
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