#101 – November 2020 Part 1
The Discussion: Beginning the show droning on about us for bit, we cover Jen presenting her latest paper at the dust conference (yes, there is such a thing) in Marseilles, and filming in the wilds of Wales at night for the BBC’s Weatherman Walking TV programme.
The News: Rounding up the astronomy news this month we have:
- A return to the phosphine on Venus story for an update
- Earth gets a litterbug mini-moon
- Water abundance on The Moon
- The nearest black hole to Earth might not be a black hole after all
- Citizen science project finds the coolest stars of all in our galactic backyard
Main News story: Did humanity narrowly escape extinction in 1908?
The Sky Guide: This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Cassiopeia with a guide to its history, how to find it, a couple of deep sky objects and a round-up of the solar system views on offer in November.
Guide to the Electromagnetic Spectrum: In November we conclude our look at the electromagnetic spectrum, what, it is, what is shows us and why it’s so important to astronomers. This month we explain the gamma-ray part of the spectrum and its relevance to astronomy.
Q&A: How do you tell the difference between a star that is nearer to the end of its lifecycle, and a younger star that is actually travelling away from us at a faster speed? From Tony Horton in Herefordshire, England.
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