Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Staring at the dawn of time

Red and blue spots show variations in temperature and density in the early Universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background as seen by Planck. Image credit: ESA/Planck

Chris North and Edward Gomez discuss the first attempt to launch a rocket from UK soil, albeit via a piggyback on (or under) a plane. There’s also an interesting supernova, the first exoplanet confirmation from JWST. Meanwhile, on Mars, does no news mean bad news for China’s Zhurong rover?

We also speak to Dr Ian Harrison, from Cardiff University, and Dr Bob Watson, from the University of Manchester, about the telescopes that are trying to unpick what happened at the dawn of time, by looking at the Universe’s oldest light, and how a telescope in Tenerife is helping.

An extended edition of an original broadcast on 2nd February as part of Pythagoras’ Trousers on Radio Cardiff.