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Pythagorean Astronomy: Shadow of battle – Physics and Astronomy outreach


Rosalind Franklin rover on the surface of Mars

Rosalind Franklin rover on the floor of Mars. Picture credit score: ESA/ATG medialab

With the invasion of Ukraine casting a shadow over the world, Chris North and Edward Gomez (getting back from an extended hiatus!) take a look at the impression of the battle on astronomy and area science, conscious that these pale in significance when put next with the loss of life and destruction going down on the bottom. From the worldwide collaboration going down on board the Worldwide Area Station, to using Russian rockets. Additionally at stake is the way forward for the Rosalind Franklin Rover, a European-Russian collaborative mission that was because of launch later this 12 months.

Elsewhere on the planet, NASA have proven off their latest rocket – the Area Launch System, or SLS. The missions it permits must be spectacular, however how does the large price ticket examine to different choices?

And at last, how does one de-detect a black gap? Typically in science, you need to take one step again to take two steps ahead!

An prolonged version of an unique broadcast on thirty first March 2022 as a part of Pythagoras’ Trousers on Radio Cardiff.

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