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 October 15, 2019 in

Today’s news is all about small blobs of light in the sky. Most distant, we find ourselves looking at the halos of massive galaxies and newly resolved structures. From there, we jump to dward galaxies with massive black hole associated high speed outflows. Finally, we have an update on the extrasolar comet 2I/Borisov. Transcript This […]

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By Susie Murph on October 11, 2019 in

It is a slow news day, but we have two cool stories. High-speed images of a black hole eating a star hint at a role for plasma. The Moon also appears to be getting a steady stream of water from space, and that is new and awesome. Finally, Bennu mappers phase 2 is beginning! Transcript […]

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By Susie Murph on October 10, 2019 in

Today’s news is brief but balanced. Join us to explore new work that looks at how stellar mergers match-up with highly magnetic stars, how gas falling in doesn’t balance with gas blown out of our galaxy, and finally get a brief update on the Hyabusa 2 mission. Transcript This is the Daily Space for today, […]

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(This blog post includes more information than was in the podcast version as recorded.) This is the Daily Space for today, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. I am your host, Dr Pamela Gay, and I am here to put science in your brain.  Most Mondays through Fridays, either I or my cohost Annie Wilson will be […]

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By Susie Murph on October 8, 2019 in

Today is a day of worldly news. We revisit the possibility of water on Venus, look at Mars, announce 21 new moons (that you can name!), and learn this year’s Physics Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of 51 Peg b, the first known planet orbiting an alien star. Transcript (with links) This is […]

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By Susie Murph on October 7, 2019 in

Today’s news is a hot mess – literally. We bring you stories of our galaxy flaring out jets, the formation of the universe’s web of large scale structure, and of a binary star system forming in a pretzel of gas and dust. Transcript (with links) This is the Daily Space for today, Monday, October 7, […]

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By Susie Murph on October 4, 2019 in

The #DailySpace brings you the universe at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 5pm GMT on twitch.tv/CosmoQuestX. Happy Friday everyone! Today, we are able to confirm life on Earth was around at least 3.5 billion years ago thanks to fossils in ancient Stromatolites. We also have an update on the stuck Mars Insight thermometer, and […]

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By Susie Murph on October 3, 2019 in

Astronomers have found the debris left behind when Andromeda fed on two galaxies. Listen to learn more, and also get updates on orbital changes for Juno, and how Deep Learning may offer a replacement for the Extreme Ultraviolet instrumentation used to predict space weather. Links Andromeda Galaxy Two Ancient Migration Events in the Andromeda Galaxy […]

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By Susie Murph on October 2, 2019 in

Hello and welcome to the Daily Space for today October 1st 2019. I’m 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. For a slight change of pace, Annie chats with […]

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By Susie Murph on September 30, 2019 in

It’s a day of random news, and we take a foray into bioscience as we look at the effects of spaceflight on mouse reproduction in between stories on new studies of interstellar comet Borisov’s gassy composition and SpaceX’s plans for Starship. Links Comet Borisov We Could Chase Down Interstellar Comet Borisov by 2045 (Space.com) Astronomers […]

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