Today we are doing a special episode on one of the largest problems in astronomy today: the expansion rate of the universe. This is going to be a story in three parts: An overview of how we know our universe is expanding, a look at the different factors that go into understanding that expansion rate, […]
Today is a slow news day, but we still have some pretty pictures and pretty weird facts to share. Join us for news about Saturn seen in detail, the Large Magellanic Cloud seen in even more detail, and hints at a new way to find Dark Matter. Links It’s Friday the 13th and a full […]
Today’s news is torn from the social media and enhanced with actual scientific facts! Catch up on a new comet flying toward us from another Solar System, an alien world with water vapor in its atmosphere, and all the wild activities of our galaxy’s generally calm central supermassive black hole. Links C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – […]
It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a round up of all things rocket related. Today’s multi-national news has no actual launches, but includes updates on SpaceX’s preparations for crewed launches, the landing of Skybot, problems on the pad for JAXA, and China’s plans to launch Earth observers on a Long March 4B. Links […]
Join us as we explore the insides of stars, dynamics of star clusters, and lake formation on Earth and Saturn’s moon Titan. Over and over we see the same physics works the same way everywhere, and still finds ways to surprise us! Links The Effects of Iron on Stellar Nuclear Reactions Sandia experiments at temperature […]
Sometimes Mondays are just full of problems, and this Monday is no different. In this episode we look at 3 issues in science: the problematic hard landing of Vikram, the problem of solving for Saturn’s rotation, and the difficulty of finding the 3 numbers that when cubed and summed provide a problem with an answer […]
Since 1995, we have gone from not knowing of any alien plants to knowing of 1000s. With this fast flow of data came the ability to test our theories of solar system formation against observed reality. In three new studies, we look at the rotation of baby solar systems, how planet densities are explained by […]
In this inaugural episode of the Daily Space, we take a look at an X-Ray source that rapidly appeared out of no where to photobomb images of a fading Supernova, and the creative solutions astronomers have found to to understand both a planet in a the tight binary Kepler-13AB and to find a volcanic exomoon.