5 Minute Astronomy

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University of Wisconsin Madison Professor Sebastian Heinz explains his team's latest discovery of the youngest x-ray binary system in our Galaxy.

Direct download: sebas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am CDT

Jenna Ryon gives listeners the low-down on the Juno Spacecraft and its mission to explore Jupiter.

Direct download: wort_131015_juno.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am CDT

Arthur Eigenbrot explains the physics behind "diamond rain" on Jupiter and Saturn.

Direct download: wort_131022_diamondrain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Small asteroids might be more of a problem for Earth then previously thought.  On this episode, learn about recent meteor run-ins and new science on why need to promote better detection systems for small near earth objecs.

Direct download: bang.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am CDT

In this episdoe we discuss the "other worlds" found a tiny patch of sky in the constilation Signus by the Kepler planet hunting spacecraft. Scientists have recently learned that up to one in five of these might harbor the conditions needed for life as we know it!

Direct download: habitable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm CDT

UW Madison astronomy student Arthur Eigenbrot explains why and how General Relativity works

Direct download: arthorGR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm CDT

On this episode I will discuss the most distant known galaxy to date and just how can we measure such distances in the unverse? Tune in, turn on, and geek out!

Direct download: distantgalaxy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm CDT

Astronomers have all kinds of tricks up their sleves to study the universe from light!  On this episode, Prof. Antonio Mario Magalhaes explains polarization of light and space missions constructed at UW Madison to study this phenomina! 

Direct download: mario.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am CDT

Astronomy reserch grinds to a hault in the USA.  In this emergancy report, host Blakesley Burkhart discusses the impact of the shutdown on astronomy and government agencies. 

Direct download: shutdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

Astronomy PhD students Jenna Ryon and Arthur Eigenbrot talk about the effects of the government shutdown on astronomy on Tuesday, October 2nd 2013.  This segment aired on WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, Wi.

Direct download: wort_131001_govtshutdown.mp3
Category:astronomy, shutdown -- posted at: 1:33pm CDT