25 episodes

An astronomy podcast featuring science discussions about astronomical objects at randomly selected locations in the sky.

George's Random Astronomical Object George Bendo

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An astronomy podcast featuring science discussions about astronomical objects at randomly selected locations in the sky.

    Object 25: The Ultracool Neighbor

    Object 25: The Ultracool Neighbor

    The nearby star DENIS J104814.7-395606 is cool (in the sense that it is awesome) because it is so cool (in the sense that it has a very low surface temperature for a star).

    • 9 min
    Object 24: Too Fast but Not Too Furious

    Object 24: Too Fast but Not Too Furious

    PSR 0820+02 is the second pulsar ever discovered to be in a binary star system.

    • 9 min
    Object 23: The Counterrevolutionary from Centaurus

    Object 23: The Counterrevolutionary from Centaurus

    A number of peculiarities about the lenticular galaxy NGC 5102 indicate that a dwarf galaxy fell into it several hundred million years ago.

    • 10 min
    Object 22: Above and Below or Something Like That

    Object 22: Above and Below or Something Like That

    NGC 55 has the interesting distinction of being the closest galaxy to Earth that is seen edge-on, and it also contains an ultraminous X-ray source (ULX) uncreatively named NGC 55 ULX.

    • 14 min
    Object 21: Retro Gaming and Star Formation

    Object 21: Retro Gaming and Star Formation

    NGC 281, which is also called the Pacman Nebula, is a place where star formation has been triggered two different ways, although the stars are not chased by any Ghost Nebulae.

    • 9 min
    Object 20: A Classic Non-Comet

    Object 20: A Classic Non-Comet

    Even though it may be rather ordinary from a scientific standpoint, the open cluster Messier 23 is a very popular with amateur astronomers.

    • 10 min

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