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Sky Crew: The Universe Expands

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The first picture of a black hole which in a galaxy called M87 more than 50 million light-years away.

Space scientists are still celebrating the first picture ever of a black hole.  The image was taken by ten telescopes on four continents working in concert to create an image many thought they would never see.  NASA is evaluating the threat of asteroids coming close to earth in the near future, and seeking solutions to help deflecting them.   And NASA reveals details for a moon-base with a broader goal of going to Mars.  

 

GUESTS:

  • Mal Cameron - former astronomy and space educator at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center and coordinator of its NASA Educator Resource Center.
  • John Gianforte –astronomy instructor and UNH Observatory Director; co-founder of the "Astronomical Society" of northern New England.
  • Nicole Gugliucci -Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Saint Anselm College.

 Buzz Aldrin was one of the first men to walk on the moon. In a Washington Post op-ed, he says we should go back, and go farther.

Turns out, how we thought about black holes in pop culture was wrong: