TESS made it! The little satellite with the big heart is now in space, gradually getting into its final orbit to start gathering data. And Emily is excited, because alongside all the exoplanet data TESS will be taking, it's going to collect all sorts of information about her favourite topic: Wobbling Stars. Or as she would prefer to call it, Asteroseismology.
Syzygy is produced by Chris Stewart and co-hosted by Dr Emily Brunsden from the Department of Physics at the University of York.
Some of the things we talk about in this episode:
TESS launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3niFzo5VLI
TESS’s crazy orbit: https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/tess/operations.html
TESS’s telescopes: https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/tess/the-tess-space-telescope.html
Emily’s research: https://www.york.ac.uk/physics/people/brunsden/#research
Types of variable stars: https://www.space.com/15396-variable-stars.html
Modes of vibration on a string: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSIw5SgUirg
Red Giant stars: https://www.universetoday.com/24720/red-giant-star/
Animation of a stellar pulsation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IVm_aE3k98
The Sun’s core is rotating faster than its surface: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/esa-nasa-s-soho-reveals-rapidly-rotating-solar-core
The Song of the Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2eQPOo95l0&feature=youtu.be
- Singing Stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzeJq3CbiZM