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By Susie Murph on February 11, 2020 in

Today’s show starts with a mighty YORP. It turns out the YORP effect may spin asteroids to death in dying star systems. We also look at how the formations of giant planets and brown dwarf stars differ, and a new way to get science from dust. Supercharged light pulverizes asteroids, study finds (Warwick) Today’s episode […]

By Susie Murph on January 27, 2020 in

In today’s episode we take a look a the hot planet Kelt-9b that is getting super-heated by its super-hot star, and examine how a white dwarf – brown dwarf binary periodically goes boom. We also note that the US House is proposing a bill to change all NASA’s human exploration plans to repoint them at […]