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.
Jul 7, 2022 | Astrobiology, Daily Space, Earth, Fast Radio Bursts, JWST, Our Solar System, Physics, Quantum, Science, Space History, Spacecraft
While waiting for the launch and commissioning of JWST, engineers designed an infrared telescope with a 2.5-meter mirror that will fly onboard a large research balloon to nearly 40 kilometers in altitude. Plus, fast radio bursts, robotic ammonites, and this week in rocket history we look back at Telstar-1.
May 26, 2021 | Daily Space, Earth, Galaxies, KBOs, Mars, Moon, Neptune, Physics, Quantum, Rovers, Uranus, Zhurong
Physicists have built a pair of microscopic drums and, through quantum entanglement, have found they beat together in perfect synchrony. Plus, dwarf galaxies, China’s Zhurong rover, the East African Rift, and more about ice giants.
Jan 27, 2021 | Daily Space, Earth, Exoplanets, Galaxies, Kepler, Quantum, Supermassive Black Holes
It’s a day ending in ‘y’, and planetary formation theories are once again being challenged. This time the challenge comes from a six-planet system with five planets in resonance. Plus a cloudless Jupiter, TRAPPIST-1, volcanoes, and some science of the weird.
Sep 28, 2020 | Asteroids, Daily Space, Mars, Milky Way, Quantum, Saturn, Supermassive Black Holes
Join us today for a first-ever double feature episode. Dr. Pamela and Beth will cover the latest in astronomy and planetary science.
Aug 3, 2020 | Daily Space, Galaxies, Neutron Stars / Pulsars, Our Solar System, Quantum, Stars, Supernovae Remnants, White Dwarfs
Join us today as we look at how quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of general relativity work together in white dwarfs. Machine learning is used to find a galaxy with an extremely low abundance of oxygen. Scientists find signs of a neutron star in supernova 1987A. And researchers managed to locate two recently arrived meteorites in Australia with the help of fireball detection cameras.