In this episode of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion, we take a look at NASA’s planned Artemis program, designed to bring humans to the Moon, and see how the new technology compares to Apollo. We will also look at new research showing how complex structures called C60, or buckyballs, can form in space around dying stars.
Next week, The Cosmic Companion interviews Dr. Lucy Ziurys, professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, and Dr. Tom Zega of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory about their recent discovery showing how these odd spheres of carbon can form in space.
Hear them tell the story about how they used a microscope to simulate conditions around a dying star, and what it could mean for the search for life around other stars.
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