May 18, 2022 | Astrobiology, Bennu Mapper, Daily Space, Earth, Galaxies, Guest Interview, Nebulae, Rockets, Space China, SpaceX, Starlink
A team of scientists combined stellar locations from the Gaia mission with dust and cloud maps from the WISE and 2MASS catalogs to create amazing three-dimensional images of the California Cloud and Orion A Cloud. Plus, rocket launches, the origin of carbon, and an interview with Dani DellaGiustina, principal investigator for the OSIRIS-APEX mission.
May 11, 2022 | Active Galaxies, Asteroids, Citizen Science, Daily Space, Galaxies, Guest Interview, Mars, Perseverance, Rockets, Space China, Spacecraft, SpaceX, Starlink, Supermassive Black Holes
A luminous black hole already classified as an active galactic nucleus brightened suddenly in recent ground and space observations, and the cause may be due to a sudden flip in the magnetic poles. Plus, community science, rockets, Ingenuity, and an interview with Dr. Cathy Weitz from Planetary Science Institute.
Mar 25, 2022 | Citizen Science, Climate Change, Daily Space, Earth, ESA, Exoplanets, Galaxies, Mars, Milky Way, Perseverance, Sky Watching, Spacecraft
Stellar formation and evolution data collected from ESA’s Gaia telescope has allowed scientists to create a timeline of the evolution of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Plus, an ancient ice age, sound on Mars, a new exoplanet, and What’s Up.
Jan 5, 2022 | Citizen Science, Comets, Daily Space, Exoplanets, Guest Interview, JWST, LPSC, Mars, Pluto & Charon, Supernovae, White Dwarfs
Dr. Pamela and Beth each picked their three favorite stories from 2021, including news from Mars and Pluto and about distant comets and undead white dwarf stars. Plus, we interview Dr. Jackie Faherty from the American Museum of Natural History about citizen science, exoplanets, and JWST.
Dec 13, 2021 | Brown Dwarf, Citizen Science, Climate Change, Daily Space, Earth, Exoplanets, Milky Way, Review, Rockets, Spacecraft, SpaceX, Supermassive Black Holes
Using data provided by the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project, volunteers found a possible large planet or brown dwarf orbiting its star at a distance of more than 1,600 astronomical units. Plus, NASA launches the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, and we review Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Apr 22, 2021 | Asteroids, Bennu Mapper, Climate Change, Daily Space, Earth, Fast Radio Bursts, Mars, Neutron Stars / Pulsars, OSIRIS-REx, Spacecraft, Star Forming Region, Stars, Supernovae
A survey of the stellar nursery in the Orion Nebula Cluster provides evidence that stars compete for material and their size depends on what they gather rather than their initial core size. Plus, NASA mission updates, fast radio bursts, neutron stars, visible novae, and mountain building in the Andes.