Escape Velocity Space News

Escape Velocity Space News

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Hosted & Executive Produced by
Dr. Pamela L Gay

Directed and Engineered by
Ally Pelphrey

Aerospace Correspondent
Erik Madaus

Interviews by
Beth Johnson

Additional Writing and Editing by
Gordon Dewis & David Ballard

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Airdate 2023-02-18

In this show, we’ll go through more than 20 studies and observations ranging from planetary climates to galaxy mergers, and we’ll take a closer look at how Artificial Intelligence is being asked to play a role in every area of this research. And I’ll ask, “Is this how we get Cylons?”.

For now, I think the answer is no, but I’ll leave it for you to decide.

Simulation of the Cosmic Large Scale Structure

Airdate 2023-02-11

We are living at a time where advances in computing are allowing us to explore ideas faster than ever before. So today, we bring you lab results on ice that affect how we see the outer solar system, and observations of galaxies that affect our understanding of the universe’s formation. We go from things smaller than a proton – which we just learned is 0.73 femto meters across, to galaxy clusters 10s of millions of lightyears across. It’s all tied together, and we’re going to tell you how.

Airdate 2023-02-04 [YouTube]

Today… we discuss 1 mass extinction, 3 stories with volcanoes, star formation, galaxy dissolution, and space mission synchronized observing. We also take a closer look at Dark Energy and Dark Matter and how giant galaxies in the early universe seem to indicate we may know even less than we thought.

And rockets. There are always more rockets thanks to SpaceX.

Airdate 2023-01-28 [YouTube]

Asteroids litter our Solar System. In this episode we take a closer look at these mundane appearing space rocks that hold clues to our solar systems origins, periodically cause mass extinctions, and continue to rain down on our world on a regular basis. From samples of Ryugu from Hayabusa2 to a 17lb meteorite found in Antarctica, learn all the ways we learn their secrets. Learn about volunteering to meteor hunt here.

Airdate 2023-01-21 [YouTube]

Join us for a dive deep into the hottest topic of the week: JWST & the infrared universe. From stunning images of distant galaxies to better resolved star formation, this redder than red color of light has been all the rage in this season’s best science papers. We also take a look at the latest news, 2022’s rocket successes and failures in review, and a potentially visible comet, C/2022 e3 (ZTF). Learn how to catch it here.