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Things that go boom with a side of quantum entanglement

By on January 24, 2020 in

No, Betelgeuse still hasn’t exploded, but other things have gone boom in the past and today we look at the results of one of the brightest supernovae, SN2006gy, and the oldest supernovae that went into forming the metal poor ancient star J0815+4729. Understanding these objects takes powerful computers, and we also discuss how new materials […]

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Ancient Impact may have changed climate, Water from Enceladus, and So Long Spitzer

By on January 23, 2020 in

An ancient impact crater gives insight on a major period of climate change on earth, Enceladus spits water that could have life, and Spitzer Space Telescope is being retired. We’ll check into all of these on today’s Daily Space. New research finds Earth’s oldest asteroid strike linked to ‘big thaw’ (Curtin University) One of the […]

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Chinese Launches, Smallsats, and SpaceX Test: Rocket Roundup

By on January 22, 2020 in

There were a ton of launches this week – Chinese and Arianespace rockets with lots of satellites of various types including 5G internet, smallsats for testing, and of course, the SpaceX Crew Dragon Abort Test. So let’s break it down and go over them all. Starting off this week of rockets was a Long March […]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon, Alien and local comet news, and a dive into Sag A*

By on January 21, 2020 in

This weekend SpaceX purposely exploded a Falcon 9 to test the Crew Dragon abort system and as everything went as planned, and we discuss what is next – maybe – for the SpaceX human space program. From there, we look at two new comets from other solar systems, nitrogen in comets from our solar system, […]

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Why are new planets still news? And why is the sky red?

By on January 17, 2020 in

25 years after the discovery of exoplanets, and more than 4000 planets later we’re still getting press releases on new planets. In this episode we argue planet discoveries are now science as usual. We then take a look at how the ash from fires and the Tael Volcano are changing the color of the sunset, […]

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