This is going to be another crazy wonderful week on Astronomy Cast Live. Just like we covered the American Astronomical Society meeting last January, this week we will be covering BOTH the launch of STS-123 and the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, TX. Making this possible are: Scott Miller (A SIUE student I […]
After spending roughly a week away from my press feed, I found myself face to face with a lot of intriguingly titled press releases. One announces: “Astronomers Find Largest Exoplanet to Date,” and another teases “Monster Galaxy Pileup Sighted,” and yet a third promotes “BLACK HOLES IN FEEDING FRENZY” (Yes, the press officer yelled in […]
Here’s highlights of the news I’ll be talking about later:
- Scientists have (again) found new tidal streams of material around the galaxy from a previously unknown, now shredded galaxy
- Scientists have (again) found a new explanation of how the Sun heats its chromosphere
- Scientists have (again) dated the Crab Nebula explosion to 1054 AD
New results, new press conferences and press releases, and, well, the same old same old. Science moves forward in incremental steps, and sometimes things circle and circle as they slowly move forward.