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Ep. 574: Trojan Asteroids

Ep. 574: Trojan Asteroids


Posted on Jun 15, 2020 in podcast, Solar System

We imagine the asteroid belt as the place where all the rocks hang out in the Solar System, but there are two huge bands of asteroids that orbit the Sun with Jupiter called the Trojans. And soon, we might actually get a chance to see them up close.

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We’re all looking forward to the next generation of exoplanetary research, where we get to see pictures of planets directly. But astronomers are already making great strides in directly observing newly forming planets, helping us understand how our Solar System might have formed.

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Ep. 571: Extreme Binaries

Ep. 571: Extreme Binaries


Posted on May 26, 2020 in Astronomy, podcast

We’re familiar with regular binary stars. Two stars orbiting each other. Simple. Of course, the Universe has come up with every combination of things orbiting other things. And this week we look at the extreme version of this.

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