All posts by Susie Murph

Susie Murph is a Communications Specialist at CosmoQuest. She produces the Astronomy Cast, the Weekly Space Hangout and Daily Space.

By Susie Murph on December 9, 2019 in

Bennu’s penchant for tossing rocks might be explained by temperature changes on the surface, and Enceladus uses “tiger stripes” to flex and vent as it changes temperature due to its orbit around Saturn. This is the Daily Space for today, Monday, December 9, 2019. I am your host, Dr Pamela Gay, and I am here […]

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By Susie Murph on December 6, 2019 in

Today is a news-free day. We’re not quite sure how that happens, but there just weren’t any big science results not under embargo that we can bring you. So… instead… we’re going to help you with your holiday shopping. It is that amazing time of the year when it seems like absolutely everything is on […]

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By Susie Murph on December 5, 2019 in

There is so much news today, it’s hard to know where to start. From the discovery of a Neptune-like world being consumed by its now-dead parent star, to our Sun’s violent corona, to the a galaxy with 2 trillion solar masses of stars and a 40 billion solar mass black hole, we dance across size, […]

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By Susie Murph on December 4, 2019 in

Usually Wednesdays are for Rocket Roundup, and today is no different. While Americans were getting ready for — and then recovering from — Thanksgiving, the rest of the world was busy launching rockets.  I also have updates on Starship Mark 1 and India’s Vikram lander. Let’s get to it, shall we? SpaceX expediting Mk3 construction […]

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By Susie Murph on December 3, 2019 in

Today we take a deep dive into why human spaceflight is troubling, why antimatter might be rare in dwarf galaxies, and how our Solar System changes size based on the solar wind – changing when New Horizons could leave our system. Later this week, SpaceX is launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station. […]

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By Susie Murph on December 2, 2019 in

In this episode we do a deep dive into the news about a possible 70ish solar mass black hole in our galaxy and discuss why it could (but might not be correct), and what that means. As a palate cleanser, we take a taste of Mars dust storms, and provide a reminder about the interstellar […]

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By Susie Murph on November 22, 2019 in

Last night’s meteor shower was a bust. We’re sorry we sent you outside to watch. Since we can’t report on that, we tell you instead about new research providing new age information on Wolf Creek Crater. We also discuss the NGC 6240 merger of 3 systems. Yesterday, we encouraged anyone with clear skies to go […]

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By Susie Murph on November 21, 2019 in

Yesterday was a really weird day in space news, and today’s Daily Space is going to touch a bit on spacecraft, sky events, and why entomologists shouldn’t look at rock fields before we do a deep dive into gamma ray bursts. This is the Daily Space for today, Thursday, November 21, 2019. I am your […]

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By Susie Murph on November 20, 2019 in

Annie catches us up with an update from SpaceX, a surprise rocket launch with a space jellyfish, and news of the latest spacewalk Hello, and welcome to the Daily Space for today November 20, 2019. I am your host Annie Wilson. Most Mondays through Fridays, our team will be here bringing you a quick rundown […]

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By Susie Murph on November 19, 2019 in

We have so much news today, so much news we can’t neatly sum it up. Join us as we look at rare star formation in galaxy clusters, get annoyed with Starlink (as one does), celebrate new science from Cassini that maps out Titan, and finally as we learn that zero gravity is really bad for […]

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