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Credit: Berserkur via Wikimedia Commons One of the daily activities that is helping me stay sane is volcano watching. I love volcanoes. I especially enjoy when they erupt in places that have webcams but don’t affect the lives of people. Unfortunately, those are both...
Credit: NMNH We would be remiss if we didn’t update you all on the Bennu sample return mission. As of writing, no word has been released on if the science team has managed to get the TAGSAM capsule open, yet. Remember how that boop became a shove and the capsule had...
Credit: NASA/Goddard/SwRI/Johns Hopkins APL Last episode, we brought you some early science results from the Lucy mission, which is out exploring asteroids in the main belt on the way to hanging out amongst Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. The biggest piece of news was the...
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Just when we thought nothing could be more stunning than the images being released almost weekly by JWST, along comes the newest space telescope on the block - the European Space Agency’s Euclid. The mission launched in July of this year, and as with JWST, has...
Credit: NASA While asteroids are proving themselves more complicated than we expected, Mars, in a fit of publications, is also demanding attention for all its icy complexity. Back in May 2022, the Insight lander recorded a Marsquake with a magnitude of 4.7. While not...
Credit: NASA Back in October 2021, a mission called Lucy lifted off on a multi-year journey to visit Jupiter’s two collections of Trojan Asteroids. Today, it is making its way through the asteroid belt before circling back to use the Earth to get a gravitational...
Credit: Josh Borrow, the FLAMINGO team and the Virgo Consortium To succeed in astronomy, you really need to either be really really good with technology, or really really good at math. I personally am a technology person, and I’ll happily operate telescopes and write...
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Credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Once upon a time, we thought asteroids were just bland rocks. Turns out, if you actually look at them from up close, they are complex and interesting. When the Dawn mission visited the largest...
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