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 5, 2019 in

Today we take a deep dive into the story of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2’s escape out of the solar system, reviewing a bit of the history and looking at our modern day findings. It turns out, the space around our solar system is hotter and denser than expected, but smoothly connects to us magnetically. […]

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By Susie Murph on November 4, 2019 in

We are hitting the November doldrums, where faculty are giving and grading midterms, everyone is writing grants, and research is being held on to as we look ahead to the major conferences of December and January. This means our episodes are going to be a little different on slow news days, which is what today […]

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By Susie Murph on October 31, 2019 in

In today’s news we find stars started earlier than thought, stars then don’t eat planets when expected, and put planets in places we never anticipated. Ancient gas cloud shows that the first stars must have formed very quickly (Press Release) Today’s episode begins with the beginning of the universe. One of the things that we’ve […]

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By Susie Murph on October 30, 2019 in

Hello, and welcome to the Daily Space for today October 23, 2019.  I am your host Annie Wilson. Most Mondays through Fridays, either I or my co-host Dr Pamela Gay will  be here bringing you a quick rundown of all that is new in space and astronomy. Usually Wednesdays are for Rocket Roundup, but nothing […]

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By Susie Murph on October 29, 2019 in

Today is a day of instrument announcements and scrapping every last bit of science out of instruments. We go a mile underground to learn about the LUX-ZEPLIN detector and then climb to more than a mile-up to learn about the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument at Kitt Peak. From there we dash out to Pluto and […]

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By Susie Murph on October 28, 2019 in

It is the most Monday of Mondays, and starts out with Mars spitting out a probe. Seriously. From there, we learn how Hygeia escaped collision and earned dwarf planet status, and how modifying gravity may make modeling our universe finally possible. Today is the most Monday of Monday’s, especially if you work on the Mars […]

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By Susie Murph on October 23, 2019 in

Hello, and welcome to the Daily Space for today October 23, 2019.  I am your host Annie Wilson. Most Mondays through Fridays, either I or my co-host Dr Pamela Gay will  be here bringing you a quick rundown of all that is new in space and astronomy. ——————— Today we have two technology demonstrations and […]

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By Susie Murph on October 18, 2019 in

In today’s episode, we look at disrupted worlds showing off their inner chemistry, the lumpily-expanding Tycho supernova remnant, and a sharply bumpy geode in Spain big enough to sit in with a friend. We also have updates the Insight missions’s now-digging mole, and the ICON mission’s launch. Transcript Over the years I’ve read a lot […]

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By Susie Murph on October 17, 2019 in

Sometimes a podcast is a particularly weird way to communicate astronomy, a fundamentally image driven science. In this episode we describe new images of the Insight and Curiosity missions on Mars , of Comet 2I/Borisov, splotches of organics on Titan, and super spiral galaxies. Transcript This is the Daily Space for today, Thursday, October 17, […]

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By Susie Murph on October 16, 2019 in

NASA astronauts sent to ISS on SpaceX Crew Dragon may stay longer than planned. Ten spacewalks in 3 months, including the 1st all female spacewalk (for real this time!) Transcript This is the Daily Space for today, Tuesday, October 15, 2019. I am your host, Annie Wilson, and I am here to put science in […]

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