This week’s feature is from Dr Nadezhda Cherbakov, where she tells us about Vera Rubin’s historic discovery of Dark Matter and how she is still being denied a well-deserved Nobel Prize.
Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave in’What’s Up Doc?’ tells us what to look for in the sky this week and for astrophotographers, how to use a simple point-and-shoot camera on a telescope. Ian’s Tangent: #TweetYourResearchAsAHarryPotterNovel
This Week’s News:
1. The Philae spacecraft, lost since 2014, has finally been found in a crevice on comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko
2. OSIRIS-REx NASA’s first asteroid sampling mission successfully launched into space last Thursday
3. Evidence for Planet 9 may already exist. The search for Planet X heats up.
4. New view of the Milky Way’s evolution. Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, Notre Dame astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how the galaxy formed more than 13.5 billion years ago. Their Animation tinyurl.com/astrophizmilky clearly shows older stars at the centre of our galaxy, supporting a new theory of the Milky Way’s evolution.
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