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All the Insight Mission’s latest science

By on February 25, 2020 in

The latest issue of Nature Geoscience is a special issue filled with new science from the Mars Insight mission. We bring you the highlights and make sense of some of the click bait headlines you may already be seeing. A Year of Surprising Science From NASA’s InSight Mars Mission (NASA) Yesterday, we gently laughed at […]

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Science can be silly and it can be sad: Insight Mission, Moon Rocks, Antimatter, & Katherine Johnson

By on February 24, 2020 in

Today we look at a wide variety of topics, from the Insight mission’s increasingly humorous techniques to get its mole to burrow, to weird rocks on the Moon’s far side, to antimatter way of working just like regular matter. We are also sad to share that mathematician and orbital computer Katherine Johnson has passed away […]

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Of Press Release Adjectives, a spinning up pulsar, Sombrero’s history, and a new Planet Finder

By on February 22, 2020 in

Sometimes how news is reported is as much of a story as the stories in that news. Today is that day. I talk about the way two different results are communicated: the discovery of a neutron transitioning from being an x-ray binary to being a millisecond-pulsar, and the observation that the Sombrero Galaxy has a […]

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All things solar system evolution: Planet formation, composition, and asteroid deflection

By on February 20, 2020 in

In today’s episode we look at a variety of new results related to observing how planetary systems form, where planet ends up in solar system’s (including in our own Jupiter’s atmosphere!), and how rocks get flung at Earth even today. Today’s Top Stories How Newborn Stars Prepare for the Birth of Planets Findings From NASA’s […]

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Rocket Roundup for February 19, 2020

By on February 19, 2020 in

Susie reads the podcast for Annie, and shares the latest things that have gone to space, including: Mochii, even more Starlink satellites, a Japanese commercial communications satellite, and South Korea’s GEO air-quality monitoring system. Our first launch of the week was a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket with CRS2 NG-13 on February 15, 2020 at 8:21 […]

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