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Women in Science

14th Feb, 2019 - 0 views

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Today, Carol and Tony discuss women in science in our first astro chat hangout. Follow DeepAstronomy on Twitter: @DeepAstronomy Join our free Discord server fo

TESS First Discoveries Planets and So Much More

19th Feb, 2019 - 0 views

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an exciting mission anticipated to deliver a new catalog of extra-solar planets, many of them likely a few times the size of the Earth.

Exoplanets Don't Like Heavy Metals

6th Nov, 2018 - 220 views

Studies of planetary systems have indicated that star systems with high metallicity (think iron - actually anything heavier than helium) may preferentially form planets,but a new survey suggests there are many compact, multiple-planet systems for whi

Mars: Warmer with Water - Was it once Closer to the Sun?

10th Sep, 2018 - 1.2k views

The study of planetary systems around other stars suggests that planets can migrate closer or farther from their parent star, not staying in the orbit where they originally formed. Traces of water on Mars suggests that it may have been wetter, and pe

Finding Neutrinos with (an) IceCube

7th Aug, 2018 - 1.2k views

Super energetic neutrinos can be formed in exotic places, for example the accelerators in the core of galactic supermassive black holes. The IceCube neutrino detector array was built and deployed at the South Pole. The detectors are designed and posi

Climate Change on Alien Worlds: A Possible Great Filter? (Pt 2)

21st Aug, 2018 - 1.3k views

Is climate change inevitable on worlds with technological civilizations? Is planetary feedback from such a civilization a great filter? Our guest Dr Adam Frank will discuss his paper on the effects of planetary feedback on any possible alien civiliz

The Universe Explained A Cosmic QA w Heather Couper and Nigen Henbest

12th Dec, 2018 - 1.3k views

Astro Coffee Hangouts are sponsored and endorsed by the American Astronomical Society. https://aas.org Over the course of their illustrious work in astronomy, Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest collected hundreds of the most popular astronomy questio

Climate Change on Alien Worlds -A Possible Great Filter?

24th Jul, 2018 - 1.4k views

While our search is still in its infancy, we haven't yet found any obvious signs of intelligent life in our galaxy. One reason could be that any aliens out there may not have made it past a stage in its development where climate change wipes them out

Moons and Exoplanets: The Same or Different Species?

10th Apr, 2018 - 1.5k views

Researchers using a new model are looking at what the second largest moon in our Solar System, Titan, would be like if it was in orbit around a Sun-like or Dwarf Star. How much would Titan change? Could it harbor life?

Raining Sunscreen? The Atmosphere of Kepler 13Ab

7th Nov, 2017 - 1.5k views

Kepler-13Ab is one of the hottest known planets, with a dayside temperature of nearly 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit and is located 1,730 light-years from Earth. It has an unusual atmosphere that appears to contain titanium oxide (like sunscreen). The sci

Exoplanets Dont Like Heavy Metals

8th Nov, 2018 - 1.5k views

Studies of planetary systems have indicated that star systems with high metallicity (think iron - actually anything heavier than helium) may preferentially form planets,but a new survey suggests there are many compact, multiple-planet systems for whi

The Solar Corona: What Shape wilt have during the 2017 Eclipse?

10th Aug, 2017 - 1.5k views

In the United States, there will be an opportunity on August 21st 2017 to see a total or partial solar eclipse. Eclipses offer a rare opportunity to see the thin atmosphere around the Sun, known as the Corona. The moon moves in front of the sun f