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Galaxies (and moons and star formation) in Alignment

By on November 16, 2019 in

Today is a day when our science is all about alignments, on both the largest and smaller scales of our Universe. One of the basic rules of cosmology, the cosmological principle, is that at the largest scales our universe is homogeneous and isotropic, which is to say it’s made of the same stuff and that […]

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Science on the Run

By on November 14, 2019 in

Today our science is on the run in various directions. Hyabusa 2 is heading home after exploring Ryugu, the Kuiper Belt Object MU69 gets an official name, and a supermassive black hole kicks a star out of the Milky Way.  Hayabusa2 departs from Ryugu (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 Project (JAXA) Hayabusa2 (Wikipedia) We would like to […]

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A new Starlink train and surprise Chinese launches

By on November 13, 2019 in

Annie goes over last weeks launches which include the second set of Starlink satellites, and two surprise Chinese launches that occurred just hours apart.  Plus an update on the Boeing parachute failure and some more details about the new Chinese gridfins. Hello, and welcome to the Daily Space for today November 13, 2019.  I am […]

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Gravitational lensing, a new computer model of the universe, and a pulsar stripping its neighbor star

By on November 8, 2019 in

Today’s news includes seeing the Sunburst Arc galaxy via gravitational lensing, a new computer model that has 20 billion particles representing the various types of matter in the universe, and a pulsar that is gravitationally stripping material off its neighbor star and igniting in a blast. Hubble Captures a Dozen Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers (Press Release) […]

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Unexpected Solar Systems and looking up in November

By on November 7, 2019 in

The TESS mission is following the tradition started by Kepler and finding us planets in places and orbits we never expected. In today’s episode we look at how TESS’s discovery of a Gas Giant in a highly elliptical orbit led to new models looking to imagine how a habitable world might exist in such a […]

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