Space Gas: New Venus Discovery And Milky Way Halo

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A model of a gas cloud in the Milky Way galaxy
A view of the gas in the Magellanic System as it would appear in the night sky. The Magellanic Corona covers the entire sky while the Magellanic Stream is seen as gas flowing away from the two dwarf galaxies, the Large and the Small Magellanic Clouds. This image, taken directly from the numerical simulations, has been modified slightly for aesthetics. COLIN LEGG / SCOTT LUCCHINI

There’s a lot scientists are still uncovering about space. We talk about two recent discoveries of space gas — one in the atmosphere of Venus and the other out beyond our Milky Way galaxy — with an astronomer and also discuss new developments and technologies that help us explore space.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Elena D’Onghia Guest

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