Astrophiz 55 ~ Kathryn Neugent ‘Runaway Yellow Supergiant’

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Published on Thurs 12 April 2018
Our feature interview is with Kathryn Neugent, who is PhD Astronomy student researching massive stars at the University of Washington in Seattle, research associate at Lowell Observatory in Arizona, discoverer of an amazing runaway star in the Small Magellanic Cloud, Photographer, Backpacker, and animal lover pretty much anywhere and everywhere!
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Follow @KathrynNeugent on Twitter and her blog at http://kathrynneugent.com

Find out about massive Wolf-Rayet stars and Kathryn’s team’s discovery of a new class of WR Stars, and a new mystery for astronomers to grapple with. This is a wonderful example of how great science, while answering one question, will point to new avenues of discovery. 

For observers and astrophotographers Dr Ian Musgrave gives us ‘What’s Up Doc’ and he tells us what to look for in our morning and evening skies, what planets, galaxies and nebula to look for and what occultations are happening. In Ian’s Tangent, we look at a solar flare likely to eliminate  the possibility of life (as we know it) on exoplanets orbiting our nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri B.

In the news;
*ICRAR – Interstellar visitor found in MWA data
*Hubble produces image of a star 9 billion light years away, using a combination of gravitational lensing and microlensing.

 

 

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