Wednesday 16 May 2018

The Astronomy Show 16.05.18

The Astronomy Show 16.05.18

On the Astronomy Show today I will be looking at the latest evidence that suggests there might be water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa. And again its the Hubble Space Telescope that has spotted them. However this evidence has been complemented by information from a probe that visited Jupiter 20 years ago, the Galileo mission. I will be exploring what's going on.

There will be the regular tour of what can be seen in the night sky during the next 7 nights, together with a look at a constellation in the spring sky, today Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair). The A-Z of constellations reaches probably the most spectacular of all constellations, Orion the Hunter. The Messier marathon is at M61 another of the Virgo galaxies.

The latest astronomy news includes NASA's helicopter for Mars, the 'lost' asteroid that near missed us yesterday May 15th, and the exiled asteroid from our solar system. The astronomical scrapbook looks at astronomical history this week including in 1882 the first comet to be discovered during an eclipse of the Sun using photography. This plus the regulr round up of what is going on in the astronomical societies in the north of England.

The Astronomy Show only on Drystone Radio 103.5FM every Wednesday afternoon between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. The  show can be heard on live on line at or you can listen later on the drystone podcast.


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