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Feb 20th: Good Night Spitzer

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After 16 years of taking amazing data that has generated amazing science, the Spitzer space telescope was decommissioned.

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Feb 19th: Awesome Astronomy February 2020 Space Exploration

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SpaceX gears up for crewed spaceflight following successful abort tests

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Feb 18th: Is String Theory Worth It? An Armageddon of Strings

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How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Feb 17th: The Surface of the Sun

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A brand new telescope has completed on Maui’s Haleakala, and it has just one job: to watch the Sun in unprecedented detail. It’s called the Daniel K. Inouye telescope, and the engineering involved to get this telescope operational are matched by the incredible resolution of its first images.

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Feb 16th: Dust Moons & Space Weather

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Discovery of dust clouds at the Earth-Moon L4 and L5 points. And the solar wind that impact space weather.

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