Magnetar Exhibits Bizarre Behavior, Identity Crisis

Magnetar Exhibits Bizarre Behavior, Identity Crisis

A radio-loud magnetar first observed in March 2020 suffered an apparent identity crisis, behaving like a pulsar until gradually settling into magnetar-like emissions in July. Plus, Mars’ moon Phobos, Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, and an interview with SETI Institute scientist Veselin Kostov about last week’s sextuple star system.

Play
Rocket Roundup for January 6, 2021: Year in Review

Rocket Roundup for January 6, 2021: Year in Review

Join us for this week’s Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches and missions that happened last year, including test flights and first flights, mission launches and discoveries, and all the people in space (and their zero-gravity indicators). Plus space toilets.

Play