#116 – February 2022 Part 1

The Discussion:

  • AstroCamp returns for listeners to observe with us 2-5th April. Book tickets here.
  • Listeners’ emails on:
    • A Venus sample return mission
    • Why our website is so poor L



The News:

  • A very big far away star with a very big planet
  • Unpicking the riddle of where the matter is that makes up all the stars
  • Another of Saturn moons may be hiding an ocean
  • Why there are no newly formed stars within 500 light years of the Sun

Big News Story: a mysterious radio signal points to a new type of magnetar



The Sky Guide:

This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Auriga 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 February.


If you want to help chart the advancing light pollution: cpre.org.uk/what-we-care-about/nature-and-landscapes/dark-skies/star-count-2022/




How are black holes able to evaporate? From our good friend Mitch in the United States.

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