#HubbleHangout returns tomorrow at 3pmET/12pmPT!
We'll be discussing how astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope were able to weigh an enormously massive galaxy cluster located 10 billion light-years from Earth!
Join Dr. Carol Christian, Tony Darnell and Scott Lewis as they host special guests Mike Brodwin and Mike McDonald to discuss the amazing science coming out of Hubble!
The more we study exoplanets, the more and more we see similarities between our home and those worlds light-years away from us.
Scott shares his personal journey with the Hubble Space Telescope, how being involved in its education & public outreach has affected his life while he strives to inspire and spark curiosity in others.
Our friends over at CAASTRO have released a new episode of "Pint in the Sky!"
AstroKatie - Katie Mack and Alan Duffy have a pint over one of the most beautiful and profound images ever taken: The Hubble Deep Fields.
Super excited for This Week in Science celebrating their 500th podcast episode!
Scott will be live-tweeting the episode on 8pm Pacific time on Wednesday the 4th of February! All details are in the YouTube link below and will be shared out as we come closer to the show!
Good morning members of the cosmos!
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Have a great weekend!
Scott Lewis is taking over StarTalk!! Well, at least for tomorrow night's #StarTalkLive show. Find out what's going on at the event at the Palace Theatre in #LosAngeles which will be exploding over onto Twitter!
Uh oh... Someone at StarTalk is letting Scott Lewis take over their Twitter account.... Who knows what could happen?
Join Scott Lewis and AstroKatie - Katie Mack as they return to dig a bit deeper from their previous series on the Cosmic Microwave Background.
In this episode of "Conversations," Katie and Scott discuss Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations. It might sound like a bunch of jargon at first, but it's actually used as a "standard ruler" in cosmology for measuring the periodic fluctuations of "normal matter" in our Universe.
As always, we'll be answering your questions and comments usin...g the Q&A App on Google+ and Youtube. You can also reach out to Katie and Scott on Twitter!
#ScienceEveryday #Cosmology #Space #Astronomy #BAO #BaryonicAcousticOscillation #Physics #Astrophysics
M82 - The Cigar Galaxy
This beautiful starburst galaxy resides 12 million light-years away from us, yet is the closest galaxy of its type to our Milky Way galaxy.
At first, M82 was designated as an "irregular galaxy," but as we've been able to develop new technologies and methods for observing our Universe, two distinct spiral arms were detected in the near-infrared wavelengths....
But amazing things are being observed in all wavelengths in M82. Using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, astronomers observed fluctuating emissions that wound up being the first-ever discovered intermediate-mass black hole around 600 light-years from its center, where the galaxy's super-massive black hole sits.
Back in 2005, the Hubble Space Telescope did its own observations of M82 and found that in its core, 197 very massive and young star clusters averaging 200,000 times the mass of our Sun.
Its designation as a starburst galaxy leaves little to the imagination as to what's happening inside, where stars are forming around 10 times faster than they are in our galaxy.
Original source image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and can be found here: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/
Check it out!
Next week we'll be having a special #HubbleHangout involving the NASA Dawn team!
Scott will be at Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Keri Bean of the Dawn team to talk about how Hubble has the highest resolution image of Ceres... but not for long!
The Dawn Spacecraft is quickly approaching the largest object in the asteroid belt and that means that Hubble will be passing the torch over to Dawn for that claim!...
As always, Tony Darnell and Carol Christian will be hosting the event with Scott, and we'll also have Max Mutchler from Space Telescope as well as Jian-Yang Li from the Planetary Science Institute to talk about imaging Ceres and how it's played a role in the Dawn Mission!
As always, we'll be tweeting using the hash tag #HubbleHangout
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