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Three launches on one day, and one we missed in Florida

By on December 18, 2019 in

This week was busy, with three launches in three countries on one day, and two other launches. Unfortunately, none were in Florida for us to see live, but we can watch them with you now. Usually Wednesdays are for Rocket Roundup, and today is no different. Let’s get to it, shall we? December 11th was […]

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Seeing the Universe Evolve in Radio

By on December 17, 2019 in

Our universe tells its story in many colors. In this episode we look at three stories of star formation, told in radio light, that describe how our universe formed stars, shed carbon, and formed structures that include our galaxy. Image Release: Distant Milky Way-like Galaxies Reveal Star Formation History of the Universe (NRAO) Today’s news […]

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How do Dust and Magnetic fields effect [everything]?

By on December 16, 2019 in

It has long been a joke in Astronomy that if you wanted to really mess with someone, you should ask “how do magnetic fields and dust effect that?” These two factors, which permeate most of space in various amounts, are extraordinarily hard to understand, but affect everything. To make life easier, we often assume their […]

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More critiques of the wrongness of Disney’s science

By on December 12, 2019 in

We’ve had an amazing trip, even if we didn’t get to see rocket launches. But we can’t help but to comment on science when we see it mishandled, and this time it was a ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There was a ride that took us on a “time machine” to catch a dinosaur, right […]

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OREx to drop on Nightingale, Borisov still normal, looking ahead

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Today we finally learned where the OSIRIS-REx mission will try to collect a sample, as well as where it will go if a try two is needed. We have an additional update on interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, and we look ahead. X MARKS THE SPOT: NASA SELECTS SITE FOR ASTEROID SAMPLE COLLECTION (OSIRIS-REx) Nightingale Sample Site […]

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