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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 StarStryder on October 22, 2019 in

(Things may look a bit different this week; Susie is on a much-deserved vacation and Pamela is filling in.) One of the things that makes planetary science so interesting is the regular changes we see in other worlds and our own. In this show, we look at weather on Saturn, a historic landing on Venus, […]

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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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By StarStryder on September 13, 2019 in

Today is a slow news day, but we still have some pretty pictures and pretty weird facts to share. Join us for news about Saturn seen in detail, the Large Magellanic Cloud seen in even more detail, and hints at a new way to find Dark Matter. Links It’s Friday the 13th and a full […]

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By StarStryder on September 9, 2019 in

Sometimes Mondays are just full of problems, and this Monday is no different. In this episode we look at 3 issues in science: the problematic hard landing of Vikram, the problem of solving for Saturn’s rotation, and the difficulty of finding the 3 numbers that when cubed and summed provide a problem with an answer […]

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