NASA Is Looking For Some Big Stars With Radio Astronomy

NASA has enhanced it’s mission of discover with a new radio station. Known as “Third Rock – America’s Space Station” it will play a variety of New Rock, Alternative and Indie music in search of new music stars. This station is also an attempt to reach out to the younger crowd through internet radio to help fill high-tech jobs in the engineering, science, and IT fields. It can be reached by going through NASA’s web portal, the radio tab of Apple’s iTunes or directly by going to

Built to be light-years ahead of the best new music, we’ll have to see if NASA can engage new prospects with this gambit. I’ve listened to the station for a little while and must admit that they do have some good new rock bands. I guess all that sky searching does pay off when searching the radio waves for new stars.

OK, I don’t usually do radio station reviews. Here is some hard science with an illustrated comparison of some really big actual stars.

(Click on image to Enlarge)
Note that our very own Sun will balloon up to the size of Arcturus (frame 4 – middle) when it goes red-giant in about 5 billion years. If VY Canis Majoris took the place of our Sun, it would extend all the way out to Saturn. Note that largest in size does not mean largest in mass. temperature, or luminosity.


  1. I love it when companies think "outside the box" to reach new audiences. Reminds me of the CDC zombies. Seems odd that NASA would have a hard time getting IT guys tho! Where do I apply?

  2. The most popular type of a simplex radio is the walkie talkie. The duplex radio is the one in which different channels are used for transmission of data. Midwest Retro Audio

  3. Other than this, a maker additionally takes care of radio show groups, co-ordinates with visitors, briefs guests and checks whether the show is broadcast on time. Along these lines, in the event that you want to play out these key jobs with a powerful way to deal with communication, the seat of maker may very well sit tight for live shqip

  4. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work. best telescope to see planets