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 January 17, 2020 in

25 years after the discovery of exoplanets, and more than 4000 planets later we’re still getting press releases on new planets. In this episode we argue planet discoveries are now science as usual. We then take a look at how the ash from fires and the Tael Volcano are changing the color of the sunset, […]

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By Susie Murph on January 16, 2020 in

Today’s news is all about weird stuff having a bad evolution. From the discovery of an asteroid destined to self-destruct on Venus or Mercury to comets bringing phosphorus to Earth one impact a time, to binary stars getting merged and pulled apart by Sag A* – let’s just say it’s a violent news day. Today’s […]

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By Susie Murph on January 15, 2020 in

It’s been a busy week! SpaceX counts like a computer, SpaceX now the largest satellite operator. One of the Starlinks isn’t like the others? China launches a super secret satellite. Mighty mice and space cookies return to Earth! The first mission of the year was Starlink-2, where a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 additional […]

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By Susie Murph on January 14, 2020 in

Betelgeuse is still fading and we all have dreams of supernovae dancing through our heads. As we imagine what could be, we look at the cause of gamma ray bursts. We also look at how some think one star – nu Indi – is enough to get a timestamp on the collision of the Milky […]

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By Susie Murph on January 13, 2020 in

It is Monday, and for many of us, it is the first normal week of the new year. Kids are returning to college, astronomers are returning from AAS, and TV shows are returning from hiatus. As we try to figure out what normal is going to look like for 2020, we here at the Daily […]

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By Susie Murph on January 10, 2020 in

From Jupiter escalating hostilities towards Earth, to the Moon being in Earth’s shadows, to checking on on the Arecibo Observatory as it recovers from the earthquake in Puerto Rico – we’re catching up on some of the real world events that have happened during AAS this week. In general, we are here to bring you […]

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By Susie Murph on January 9, 2020 in

The American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting came to an end yesterday, but it is going to take us the rest of this week to get through even the highlights of what has happened. This week was full of controversy, existential crisis, and a diversity of non-stop science.  The Milky Way’s Impending Galactic Collision Is Already […]

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By Susie Murph on January 8, 2020 in

Usually Wednesdays are for Rocket Roundup, and today is going to be a little different.  Rather than cover all of the launches that occurred in these past few weeks, I’m going to do a quick round up of the past year in spaceflight. There were 97 successful rocket launches out of 102 total launches, which […]

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By Susie Murph on January 7, 2020 in

The Hubble Space Telescope continues to give us amazing views and science, 30 years later. Here are a couple of new stories that help us appreciate this amazing tool of science. Yesterday’s breaking news more than compensated for the past few week’s of slow news. From turning lead into gold with neutron star mergers, to […]

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By Susie Murph on January 6, 2020 in

The Hubble Space Telescope continues to give us amazing views and science, 30 years later. Here are a couple of new stories that help us appreciate this amazing tool of science. This week is the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Held in Honolulu Hawaii, this meeting is giving some of our team a […]

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