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Special Message from CosmoQuest about Programming Coming Up!

Today was a special message from Dr. Pamela about our upcoming increased CosmoQuest content, and helping everyone deal with social distancing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Who knew when we returned from this break that the world would be a bit upside down...
Blazar pointed right at us & Mars 2020 gets a name

Blazar pointed right at us & Mars 2020 gets a name

Astronomers discover an active galaxy in the early universe, and NASA names the Mars 2020 Rover with an essay contest. Note: The show will be taking a week off next week. Hello, Friday! I just want to start this episode off with a reminder that we will be taking next...
Dying Stars and Living Spacecraft

Dying Stars and Living Spacecraft

Today’s news includes updates on our understanding of exploding white dwarf stars, observations of a planetary nebula just starting to form, and news about Voyager 2’s ground-based communications systems and OSIRIS-REx continued observations of Bennu. By...
Rocket Roundup for March 4, 2020

Rocket Roundup for March 4, 2020

No rockets launched this past week, but that doesn’t mean there’s no news! Susie recaps Astra’s launch attempt for the DARPA Launch Challenge and MEV-1’s successful capture of IS-901. On the second of March, Astra attempted to launch “One of Three” for the DARPA...
Learning from Rocks & a Pretty Planetary Nebula

Learning from Rocks & a Pretty Planetary Nebula

In today’s episode we learn about how the lucky train of events that delivered a rock from Vesta to scientists on Earth allows us to study volcanism on an asteroid. We also look at how melty silicate rocks of the past may have started Earth’s magnetic field early in...
Rocket Roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Rocket Roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

There were only two launches this week!  Annie chats about China’s rocket launch amid the coronavirus outbreak, Russia’s newest Meridian-M satellite, and Molniya orbits. XJS (C – F) (Rocket Launch Live)...
All the Insight Mission’s latest science

All the Insight Mission’s latest science

The latest issue of Nature Geoscience is a special issue filled with new science from the Mars Insight mission. We bring you the highlights and make sense of some of the click bait headlines you may already be seeing. The HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance...