The Nightly News
An Astronomy blog by Joe Bauman, Salt Lake City
Blog 12: Galaxies
Joe Bauman
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April
2017

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  1. Blog 14: Bigger is better
    27 Apr, 2017
    Blog 14: Bigger is better
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  2. Blog 13: The Garden of Enceladus
    17 Apr, 2017
    Blog 13: The Garden of Enceladus
    The news last week from Saturn’s moon Enceladus was thrilling. The possibility of life elsewhere in the solar system suddenly seems highly plausible. Less than two years ago, scientists of the Cassini-Huygens project announced that the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn had found evidence that Enceladus has an ice-covered ocean that envelops the little moon. It was discovered through analyzing the moon’s wobble, which was different from what it would have been if Enceladus were solid. The motion
  3. Blog 11: The Home observatory-plus
    27 Mar, 2017
    Blog 11: The Home observatory-plus
    Tonight is cloudy and wet, here in the Salt Lake City area. Scanning the astronomy discussion site, cloudynights.com, you come across an exciting announcement: a bright supernova has erupted in a galaxy that is well-placed in the night sky. You’re itching to photograph this cosmic catastrophe -- but the weather here is abominable. Checking the Utah charts section of the cleardarksky.com web site, you find that for this night alone, southern Utah has a nice clear break in the weather, but the
  4. Blog 10: New candidates for gravitational wave detections
    17 Mar, 2017
    Blog 10: New candidates for gravitational wave detections
    The world’s most advanced astrophysics observatory is continuing its search for colossal collisions and other strange occurrences throughout the universe -- events that it alone can detect -- and has found at least three new candidate events. This is the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, whose two components detected the collision of a pair of black holes on Sept. 14, 2015, a few days after the upgraded instrument was switched on. The epochal announcement came on Feb. 11,