Chemistry of the Universe

Radio Programs

Iron Ironing out a heavy element Thursday, February 5, 2015
Moon and Jupiter “Warping” the heart of a planet Monday, February 2, 2015
Big Bang Starting a universe with a bang Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Local Bubble Clearing out interstellar space Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Oxygen Breathing a creation of the stars Thursday, June 19, 2014
Galactic Archaeology Digging into the history of the galaxy Monday, March 24, 2014
Making Nitrogen Breathing the “ash” of dead stars Monday, February 17, 2014
Golden Mergers Mining gold from a black hole Monday, December 23, 2013
Distant Cloud A remnant of the Big Bang Sunday, November 3, 2013
Carbon Monoxide Tracing the birth of stars Thursday, October 17, 2013
Rare Elements Creating elements between the stars Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Solar Twins II Hunting for worlds like Earth Sunday, June 2, 2013
Vela A giant cloud of stellar debris Thursday, April 4, 2013
Moon and Antares Evidence of ancient chemical factories Saturday, March 30, 2013
Crimson Star An aging but colorful star Sunday, February 3, 2013
Bigger Diamonds Real astronomical “sparklers” Friday, January 11, 2013
Moon and Antares Building a stellar onion Saturday, July 28, 2012
Star Populations Segregating the stars of the Milky Way Monday, December 3, 2012
Deuterium Drinking up the Big Bang Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sweet Discovery A “sweet” discovery at a distant star Wednesday, November 14, 2012
More Moon and Antares A stellar recycling project Friday, September 21, 2012
M11 A flock of young stars Thursday, August 9, 2012
Hercules Cluster A crowded “city” of stars Wednesday, May 23, 2012
White Dwarfs III Dead planets around dead stars? Friday, February 3, 2012
AP Columbae A nearby stellar youngster Saturday, January 14, 2012
Stellar Chemistry Forging the chemistry of life Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Pollux Forging the element of life Sunday, May 15, 2011
Stellar Factory Forging elements in a stellar factory Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Titan II Stirring up a lively brew Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Nebulium Breathing in an exotic element Saturday, October 2, 2010
Big Galaxy Our big, life-giving galaxy Sunday, September 5, 2010
Vulpecula A dead star and an almost-dead star Saturday, August 7, 2010
Halley's Comet II Hiding from a "gassy" visitor Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Hercules Clusters Relics of the early universe Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Moon and Spica Building a stellar recycling center Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tin Heavy metal the slow way Thursday, January 21, 2010
Magnesium Ready for a dose of magnesium Wednesday, January 20, 2010
HD 19445 A "heavy" discovery from a faint star Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Featured Images

Hot Dust Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Gold may have been created in the mergers of neutron stars
Golden Mergers Monday, December 23, 2013
Multispectral view of giant star-forming regions at the center of the Milky Way
Molecule Factory Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A thick torus of dust encircles a quasar
Water Works Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A multi-spectral view of a supernova remnant in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Life from Death Friday, September 17, 2010
A hot, massive star 'exhales' a breath of oxygen in this recent image from WISE.
Breath of Life Tuesday, June 22, 2010
A Dose of Magnesium Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Aries, the Ram Aries, the ram, is a faint pattern marked by...


©2015 The University of Texas McDonald Observatory