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Is this a rocket launch?

It was an Epcot day for our team, who are in Florida to watch launches that ended up not launching this week. To compensate, we’re riding every ride that even pretends to be a space launch of some kind. So far this trip has been fabulous, and my favourite moment was...

4 Galaxy Clusters, 3 stars, and 1 comet model

Today’s news is all over the place, and by place, we mean universe. We start with the story of 4 galaxy clusters merging, pair wise, into one massive system, and move on to explore a planet in a three-star system made of red dwarfs, and with a model for creating...

It’s all evolving in unexpected ways

New data keeps showing new systems doing unexpected things. In today’s round-up of “that’s unexpected,” we confirm the universe isn’t expanding as expected, that galaxies formed in unexpected ways, and we find unexpected warm dust in a...

Changing Worlds: Weather, Quakes, & Impacts

(Things may look a bit different this week; Susie is on a much-deserved vacation and Pamela is filling in.) One of the things that makes planetary science so interesting is the regular changes we see in other worlds and our own. In this show, we look at weather on...