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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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ISS gets hot cookies and more on this week’s Rocket Roundup!

By on November 6, 2019 in

Today is our Weekly Rocket Roundup. The “CSS Alan Bean” Cygnus launched aboard an Antares, the ISS got a cookie oven, Boeing’s Starliner successfully abort-tested, and China sent up 2 rockets, all this week. Hello, and welcome to the Daily Space for today November 6, 2019.  I am your host Annie Wilson. Most Mondays through […]

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Voyagers’ Dive out of the Solar System

By on November 5, 2019 in

Today we take a deep dive into the story of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2’s escape out of the solar system, reviewing a bit of the history and looking at our modern day findings. It turns out, the space around our solar system is hotter and denser than expected, but smoothly connects to us magnetically. […]

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A Deep Dive into Pluto

By on November 4, 2019 in

We are hitting the November doldrums, where faculty are giving and grading midterms, everyone is writing grants, and research is being held on to as we look ahead to the major conferences of December and January. This means our episodes are going to be a little different on slow news days, which is what today […]

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