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By Susie Murph on January 13, 2020 in

It is Monday, and for many of us, it is the first normal week of the new year. Kids are returning to college, astronomers are returning from AAS, and TV shows are returning from hiatus. As we try to figure out what normal is going to look like for 2020, we here at the Daily […]

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By Susie Murph on January 10, 2020 in

From Jupiter escalating hostilities towards Earth, to the Moon being in Earth’s shadows, to checking on on the Arecibo Observatory as it recovers from the earthquake in Puerto Rico – we’re catching up on some of the real world events that have happened during AAS this week. In general, we are here to bring you […]

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By Susie Murph 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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By Susie Murph on November 5, 2019 in

Today we take a deep dive into the story of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2’s escape out of the solar system, reviewing a bit of the history and looking at our modern day findings. It turns out, the space around our solar system is hotter and denser than expected, but smoothly connects to us magnetically. […]

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By Susie Murph on October 3, 2019 in

Astronomers have found the debris left behind when Andromeda fed on two galaxies. Listen to learn more, and also get updates on orbital changes for Juno, and how Deep Learning may offer a replacement for the Extreme Ultraviolet instrumentation used to predict space weather. Links Andromeda Galaxy Two Ancient Migration Events in the Andromeda Galaxy […]

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By StarStryder on September 19, 2019 in

New planetary science news keeps coming from the European Planetary Sciences Congress, and we bring you highlight about a predictable volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io, Saturn’s moon Enceladus firing snow cannons at, well, everything, and rolling boulders being documented on the comet 67P / Chuyumov-Gerasimenko. Links Volcano on Io Is huge volcano on Jupiter’s moon […]

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By StarStryder on September 17, 2019 in

Today’s news is dominated by all things planetary, and features stories about exploding dunes on Mars, exploding meteors at Jupiter, and the dirty gritty stuff that isn’t coating Saturn’s ring materials. We also add a side dose of neutron star to round things out. Links Exploding Dunes North polar dunes on Mars (press releases) ExoMars […]

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