13th Jul, 2017 by Tony Darnell
The Dark Energy Survey is looking at 5000 square degrees of sky in the southern hemisphere for 525 nights in an attempt to understand mysterious Dark Energy. But that's not all the collaboration is doing.
22nd Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
What are Hot Jupiters? How do these giant planets around other stars affect solar system formation?
20th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Want to learn about the exciting hobby of amateur astronomy? Join us for our inaugural episode!
8th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Does Jupiter's moon Europa have an ocean below the icy surface capable of harboring life? join us to discuss this and uncover what astronomers know about this moon and our plans for future exploration.
7th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Can we REALLY colonize Mars or is this a pipe-dream? How will we get there?
1st Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
What are the influences that sex and gender have on physiological and psychological or behavioral changes that occur during space flight?
24th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Where is everybody? Why haven't we heard from other civilizations by now?
30th Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been thrown out of the center of a distant galaxy by what they think may be due to gravitational waves.
23rd Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Join us as we discuss the discovery and observations of 51 Pegasi b and how they arrived at the exciting result that the planet’s atmosphere contains water.
16th Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
What's the latest with the NASA TESS mission to study Earth-sized exoplanets? Watch this months Future in Space Hangout to find out!
9th Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Sometimes individual stars in our galaxy are seen to be zipping through space. The winds from the stars ram into the interstellar medium -- the material between the stars in our galaxy -- and a bow shock is formed.
2nd Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
As part of humanity's attempt to travel to Mars, what role can the two moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos play in helping us colonize the Red Planet?
23rd Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell
NASA's Curiosity rover certainly has uncovered unusual features of Mars.
16th Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell
The Hubble Space Telescope, one of the greatest scientific instruments of all time, is well into its second quarter-century of successful operation with years of exciting results ahead.
9th Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Hot Jupiters are gas giant planets, somewhat similar to Saturn or Jupiter, but instead, they orbit very close to their host stars with orbital periods of less than 10 days. Join us as we discuss these strange exoplanets w/ astronomers from Princeton
2nd Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell
We discuss how rendezvous, resupply, and refueling in orbit may make possible affordable early human missions to the Red Planet. These are based on studies conducted in support of the recent successful Achieving Mars IV Workshop.
26th Jan, 2017 by Tony Darnell
How do stellar-mass black holes spin? This week we discuss this topic as new results from NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft which looked at the black hole known as GS 1354−645.
12th Jan, 2017 by Tony Darnell
A star with unusual changes in brightness was discovered the Kepler Mission Planet Hunters.
5th Jan, 2017 by Tony Darnell
There is much work required to identify, select, and prepare (using autonomous robotics) a site for safe habitation and crew operations long before the astronauts leave Earth for Mars.
15th Dec, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Although there are several space telescopes currently in operation, most people may think that the iconic Hubble Space Telescope is the way that they should all appear. Not so! Multiple alternative future designs for space observatories have been pro
8th Dec, 2016 by Tony Darnell
What is a Dark Galaxy? How do astronomers detect a galaxy that has almost no stars and is composed almost entirely of Dark Matter? Join today's Astro Coffee Hangout to find out!
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1st Dec, 2016 by Tony Darnell
We will explore how the resources in place on Mars will make possible long-term human exploration of the Red Planet’s surface.
17th Nov, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Ever wondered what the future of the search for life in the universe holds? The PLANETS Foundation has some plans for that.
10th Nov, 2016 by Tony Darnell
A search for binary stars that emit gamma-rays using NASA’s Fermi satellite turned up a luminous object in another galaxy.
3rd Nov, 2016 by Tony Darnell
What is known about water currently on Mars and what is the likely history of this critically important constituent?
27th Oct, 2016 by Tony Darnell
The spectacular New Horizons spacecraft flew through the Pluto-system and is on its way to a small Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69. What's the latest from the mission?
20th Oct, 2016 by Tony Darnell
While the world’s space agencies extend humanity’s reach into space with science satellites of all kinds, generations of scientists have carried out cutting-edge research from high in the Earth’s atmosphere using balloons with remarkable capabilities
29th Sep, 2016 by Tony Darnell
An extraordinary discovery of numerous exoplanets was made by combining NASA's K2 mission data with follow-up observations by ground-based telescopes including the W. M. Keck Observatory and Gemini on Mauna Kea, and a twin Gemini telescope in Chile
22nd Sep, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Using the Gemini Telescope, researchers discovered that Io's atmosphere collapses as the giant planet casts its shadow over the moon’s surface during daily eclipses.
15th Sep, 2016 by Tony Darnell
SOFIA is NASA's most sophisticated observatories. It is mounted on a modified jet aircraft and doing science only possible from space.
8th Sep, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, is about 4 light-years from the Solar System. Searches for planets have endeavored to find not only large Jupiter-sized planets, but smaller objects more similar to the size of the Earth.
26th Aug, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. And an update on ESA’s Euclid Mission to study the dark universe.
19th Aug, 2016 by Tony Darnell
NASA has begun four concept studies of major space observatories that could launch sometime in the coming couple decades. In this fourth in our series on these studies, we discuss the Habitable Exoplanet (HabEx) concept.
5th Aug, 2016 by Tony Darnell
15th Jul, 2016 by Tony Darnell