Astrophiz 28 – Fiona Panther ‘Supernovae & Positrons’. Dr Ian Musgrave ‘What’s up Doc!’

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Our feature interview is with Fiona Panther who is a PhD student and the Joan Duffield Scholar at the Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Canberra, Australia. Fiona is using computational astrophysics and working on using peculiar supernova to try and understand how positrons are created in excess in our Galaxy. Fiona also explains Fermi Bubbles

Dr Ian Musgrave in our regular feature, ‘What’s up Doc?’ tells us what to look for in the night sky this week using naked eye, binoculars or telescopes, and all the action is currently down near the horizon.

In the news:
NASA, working with Spitzer, Hubble and the ESO’s VLT, have just announced that 7 exoplanets have been discovered in the habitable zone around TRAPPIST-1, a dwarf star only 39 light years away.
Galaxies being stripped of their star-forming matter

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