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A recently discovered astral entity is renamed a second time.
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.
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What’s in a Name?
Following its Pluto encounter in 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was pushing on into the Kuiper Belt, aiming toward an object
Air Date: November 16, 2019
Happy Birthday, Carl!
November 9th marks the anniversary of legendary astronomer Carl Sagan’s birth. Sagan was known for his wonderfully poetic way of ex
Air Date: November 9, 2019
An International Space Station Resupply Mission is scheduled to launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spacep
Air Date: November 2, 2019
Matter Barely Matters
This Thursday is Halloween…and Dark Matter Day! Dark matter-themed events are being organized by labs and institutions around the w
Air Date: October 26, 2019
Dinner on Mars?
A group of researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have successfully grown edible food crops in soils that simulate the s
Air Date: October 19, 2019
Saturn pulls ahead of Jupiter in the number of moons detected – current score: 82 to 79
Researchers recently announce
Air Date: October 12, 2019
Saturday, October 5th is the 132nd birth anniversary of rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard. His was the first liquid-fueled rocket to prove
Air Date: October 5, 2019
Looking for Goldilocks
Weeks ago, an announcement about the discovery on an exoplanet where it appeared possible for an atmosphere with precipitation to exist l
Air Date: September 28, 2019
What’s in a name?
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is putting out the call on its 100th anniversary to name an exoplanet and its star.
Air Date: September 14, 2019
The TV series ‘Star Trek’ premiered 53 years ago. The original series only lasted three seasons on prime time, but really hit
Air Date: September 7, 2019
India Targets South Pole (of the Moon)
After a four-week journey from earth, the Indian Space Research Organization announced its Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft successfully entered
Air Date: August 31, 2019
Sirious, also known as the “Dog Star”, is visible in the pre-dawn sky this time of year; hence the term “dog days of su
Air Date: August 24, 2019
Nano-Sized Needle in a Huge Haystack
Nuclear Physicist Gunther Korschinek and his team of researchers from Technical University of Munich sifted through half-a-ton of snow fr
Air Date: August 17, 2019
Laying in Wait
Tardigrades, also called water bears because of their microscopic teddy or panda bear-like appearance have been known to exist in a dorma
Air Date: August 10, 2019
Newly Discovered Exoplanets of Note
GJ 357d is one of three planets found orbiting a tiny (300,000 miles diameter) M-type star 31 light years away.
This so-called R
Air Date: August 3, 2019
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