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TESS First Light: The Search for Exoplanets Has Begun!

20th Sep, 2018

TESS the transiting exoplanet survey satellite, has taken its first science image. This image is the first in the first sector of the southern hemisphere and shows both LMC and SMC

Cosmic Bell Test of Entanglement Using Distant Quasars

8th Sep, 2018

In this episode, we’re going to take on the topic of quantum entanglement. That feature of quantum mechanics that Einstein called a spooky action at a distance. Well last month astronomers used very distant quasars to remove a possible bias in a

Can We Find Exoplanets Using Gravitational Waves?

11th Aug, 2018

Is it possible to find exoplanets using their gravitational wave signatures? If the orbit of the planet is close enough and short enough to the host star, then yes it is. But boy what a system it would need to be!

Are Exomoons a Better Place to Look For Life?

9th Aug, 2018

Let’s talk about ExoMoons, you know, those moons in orbit around other planets around other stars in our galaxy. Is it possible that they might be better harbors for life?

NASA's TESS is Now a Fully Armed and Operational Exoplanet Finder

4th Aug, 2018

After launch on April 18th of this year onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the next generation of space telescopes to look for exoplanets, in our galaxy, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite starts science mission

Will WFIRST Suffer Because of JWST?

30th Jul, 2018

In this episode, we’ve all heard about the delays and cost overruns of NASA’s flagship observatory, JWST. How will it affect upcoming large space telescope missions, like WFIRST?