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Faint Fuzzies: Galaxies large and small with a cometary side

By on October 15, 2019 in

Today’s news is all about small blobs of light in the sky. Most distant, we find ourselves looking at the halos of massive galaxies and newly resolved structures. From there, we jump to dward galaxies with massive black hole associated high speed outflows. Finally, we have an update on the extrasolar comet 2I/Borisov. Transcript This […]

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Black Hole Consumption in Slow-Mo, Moon Ice, and Bennu Mappers Update

By on October 11, 2019 in

It is a slow news day, but we have two cool stories. High-speed images of a black hole eating a star hint at a role for plasma. The Moon also appears to be getting a steady stream of water from space, and that is new and awesome. Finally, Bennu mappers phase 2 is beginning! Transcript […]

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Magnetic Fields Modeled, Galactic Gas (not) Balanced, & Hyabusa 2 update

By on October 10, 2019 in

Today’s news is brief but balanced. Join us to explore new work that looks at how stellar mergers match-up with highly magnetic stars, how gas falling in doesn’t balance with gas blown out of our galaxy, and finally get a brief update on the Hyabusa 2 mission. Transcript This is the Daily Space for today, […]

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Rocket Wednesday: Ocean Monitor retires, Human Landing System begins, and more

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(This blog post includes more information than was in the podcast version as recorded.) This is the Daily Space for today, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. I am your host, Dr Pamela Gay, and I am here to put science in your brain.  Most Mondays through Fridays, either I or my cohost Annie Wilson will be […]

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Solar System science on parade

By on October 8, 2019 in

Today is a day of worldly news. We revisit the possibility of water on Venus, look at Mars, announce 21 new moons (that you can name!), and learn this year’s Physics Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of 51 Peg b, the first known planet orbiting an alien star. Transcript (with links) This is […]

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