Oct 8, 2022 | Asteroids, Daily Space, Earth, Milky Way, Moon, Space History, Spacecraft
As if getting set on fire and tossed into space wasn’t enough, new research finds evidence that after the Chicxulub impact, dinosaurs were also the victims of a massive global tsunami and worldwide earthquakes. Plus, the Milky Way’s stellar graveyard, a new timeline for the Moon’s formation, and this week in space history, we look back at the Meteosat program.
Sep 30, 2022 | Asteroids, Cosmology, Crewed Space, Daily Space, Earth, Guest Interview, Moon, ROSCOSMOS, Soyuz, Space China, Spacecraft, Stars
Using a machine learning algorithm, scientists have confirmed 68 out of 77 potential gravitational lens candidates from a subset of over 5,000 possibilities. Plus, generation one stars, astronauts coming home, dating craters on Earth, lunar glass, and an interview with Amanda Sickafoose regarding the DART mission.
Sep 29, 2022 | Artemis, Asteroids, Cosmology, Daily Space, DART, ESA, Galaxies, Jupiter, Mercury, Moon, Rockets, Science, Spacecraft, SpaceX, Starlink, Stars
After ten months of space travel, NASA’s DART spacecraft arrived at the asteroid Didymos, targeted the moonlet Dimorphos, and successfully flung itself at the surface. Multiple observations confirm that the system brightened and even managed to resolve a cloud of debris. Plus, rocket launches, an update on the SLS, some broken physics, and International Observe the Moon Night.
Sep 21, 2022 | Active Galaxies, Daily Space, Earth, Enceladus, ESA, Globular Cluster, Jupiter, JWST, Mars, Moon, Rockets, Saturn, Sky Watching, Spacecraft, SpaceX, Starlink, Stars, The Sun
Asteroseismologists are combining data from TESS, Kepler, and eventually, JWST to study stellar oscillations in ‘infant’ stars, with the goal of creating new models for how such young stars form and evolve over time. Plus, JWST images Mars, Hubble images stars, and SpaceX manages to launch another Starlink mission in spite of weather delays.
Sep 16, 2022 | Climate Change, Cosmology, Curiosity, Daily Space, Earth, Exoplanets, JAXA, Mars, Moon, Physics, Quantum, Rockets, Space China, Space History, Spacecraft, Supernovae, White Dwarfs
Data and images from NASA’s Curiosity rover found evidence that wind played a key role in erosional processes on the red planet, despite the lower atmospheric volume. Plus, astrophysics and cosmology news, a baby exoplanet, and this week in space history, we look back at an uncrewed lunar mission from Japan.
Sep 9, 2022 | Climate Change, Daily Space, Earth, Exoplanets, Mars, Moon, Nebulae, Neptune, Our Solar System, Rockets, Science, Sky Watching, Space China, Spacecraft, Uranus
As global temperatures rise, Earth observations show that glaciers are retreating and ice sheets are melting everywhere from Greenland to Antarctica while regions of the Arctic are getting greener. Plus, collaborations lead to new Mars and exoplanet discoveries, several rockets launched, and this week’s What’s Up involves Dr. Brian May of Queen.