Ep. 519: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in High Energy Physics, Nebulae, Observing, podcast | 0 comments


Astronomers have found that sometimes the Universe changes. Things move, things explode, things get brighter or dimmer. In fact, knowing this has helped astronomers discover some very important aspects of the Universe. Today we begin a two part series on Transients and their role in astronomy.

This is part one of a double episode.
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Show Notes

What is a Transient?

Local (within solar system) transients – comets, asteroids & Kuiper Belt Objects

Surveying the Solar System – LSST

New Horizons

Finding transient objects by using comparison photos, missing light, etc.

Transient lunar phenomena

History of Transient Lunar phenomena

Clyde Tombaugh’s discovery of Pluto

Dark Spots and flashes on Jupiter

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