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The confusing question of ‘How fast is our universe expanding?’

By on September 16, 2019 in

Today we are doing a special episode on one of the largest problems in astronomy today: the expansion rate of the universe. This is going to be a story in three parts: An overview of how we know our universe is expanding, a look at the different factors that go into understanding that expansion rate, […]

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It’s a full moon Friday the 13th, and it’s full of stars (and Saturn)

By on September 13, 2019 in

Today is a slow news day, but we still have some pretty pictures and pretty weird facts to share. Join us for news about Saturn seen in detail, the Large Magellanic Cloud seen in even more detail, and hints at a new way to find Dark Matter. Links It’s Friday the 13th and a full […]

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A new extrasolar invader, a water vapor-rich alien world, and our active central supermassive blackhole.

By on September 12, 2019 in

Today’s news is torn from the social media and enhanced with actual scientific facts! Catch up on a new comet flying toward us from another Solar System, an alien world with water vapor in its atmosphere, and all the wild activities of our galaxy’s generally calm central supermassive black hole. Links C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – […]

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Weekly Rocket Update

By on September 11, 2019 in

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a round up of all things rocket related. Today’s multi-national news has no actual launches, but includes updates on SpaceX’s preparations for crewed launches, the landing of Skybot, problems on the pad for JAXA, and China’s plans to launch Earth observers on a Long March 4B. Links […]

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From Stars to Star Clusters and back again (via Titan)

By on September 10, 2019 in

Join us as we explore the insides of stars, dynamics of star clusters, and lake formation on Earth and Saturn’s moon Titan. Over and over we see the same physics works the same way everywhere, and still finds ways to surprise us! Links The Effects of Iron on Stellar Nuclear Reactions Sandia experiments at temperature […]

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