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 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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By Susie Murph on November 18, 2019 in

Today’s episode takes a hard look at two of our solar systems deeper mysteries. The first story looks at our Sun and resolves a possible source for how superheated spicules form and maybe heat the corona. Our second story looks at how Mars 2020 (and ExoMars) will be looking for fossilized life on Mars, what […]

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By Susie Murph on November 16, 2019 in

Today is a day when our science is all about alignments, on both the largest and smaller scales of our Universe. One of the basic rules of cosmology, the cosmological principle, is that at the largest scales our universe is homogeneous and isotropic, which is to say it’s made of the same stuff and that […]

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By Susie Murph on November 14, 2019 in

Today our science is on the run in various directions. Hyabusa 2 is heading home after exploring Ryugu, the Kuiper Belt Object MU69 gets an official name, and a supermassive black hole kicks a star out of the Milky Way.  Hayabusa2 departs from Ryugu (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 Project (JAXA) Hayabusa2 (Wikipedia) We would like to […]

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By Susie Murph on November 13, 2019 in

Annie goes over last weeks launches which include the second set of Starlink satellites, and two surprise Chinese launches that occurred just hours apart.  Plus an update on the Boeing parachute failure and some more details about the new Chinese gridfins. Hello, and welcome to the Daily Space for today November 13, 2019.  I am […]

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By Susie Murph 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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By Susie Murph 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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By Susie Murph 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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