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By Susie Murph on January 9, 2020 in

The American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting came to an end yesterday, but it is going to take us the rest of this week to get through even the highlights of what has happened. This week was full of controversy, existential crisis, and a diversity of non-stop science.  The Milky Way’s Impending Galactic Collision Is Already […]

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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 16, 2019 in

Today is a day when our science is all about alignments, on both the largest and smaller scales of our Universe. One of the basic rules of cosmology, the cosmological principle, is that at the largest scales our universe is homogeneous and isotropic, which is to say it’s made of the same stuff and that […]

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By Susie Murph on November 14, 2019 in

Today our science is on the run in various directions. Hyabusa 2 is heading home after exploring Ryugu, the Kuiper Belt Object MU69 gets an official name, and a supermassive black hole kicks a star out of the Milky Way.  Hayabusa2 departs from Ryugu (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 Project (JAXA) Hayabusa2 (Wikipedia) We would like to […]

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By Susie Murph on October 7, 2019 in

Today’s news is a hot mess – literally. We bring you stories of our galaxy flaring out jets, the formation of the universe’s web of large scale structure, and of a binary star system forming in a pretzel of gas and dust. Transcript (with links) This is the Daily Space for today, Monday, October 7, […]

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