Black Holes, Fast Radio Bursts, Dinosaurs and Rockets

Black Holes, Fast Radio Bursts, Dinosaurs and Rockets

As we return from our mini-break, we bring you some highlights of stories that happened while we were away, including black holes spiraling toward each other, the possible origin of a fast radio burst, and more information on the demise of the dinosaurs. Plus, Erik Madaus brings us updates on quite a few rocket launches.

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Science is the Same, Everywhere, Everywhen

Science is the Same, Everywhere, Everywhen

Today, we bring you stories proving that we do understand some things, like black holes, and that we have forgotten other things, like that the Earth’s crust can sag under the weight of ice. It’s all a lot more complicated than we like to think. But it sure is pretty, and when the science makes your head hurt, our What’s Up segment will fill your eyes with some beauty.

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Moons May Be Beneficial to Life Beyond Earth

Moons May Be Beneficial to Life Beyond Earth

New simulations find that to form a moon with a similar size ratio to our own system, certain types of planets are needed. And that type of moon-planet system could then be beneficial to the rise of life on the planet. Plus, a Starlink launch, puffy planets, and training astronauts underwater for spacewalks.

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Carbon Molecules on Mars Open New Mystery

Carbon Molecules on Mars Open New Mystery

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered carbon isotopes on Mars which are usually caused by the degradation of biological methane, leading scientists to examine other potential reasons for the molecules. Plus, more Starlink satellites, their impact on observing, and This Week in Rocket History.

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