Topic: EVSN
Ep. 2.23: Planning to go back to the Moon

Ep. 2.23: Planning to go back to the Moon

Let's take a quick tour of the latest news, including updates on the Hubble Space Telescopes and single gyro operations, EUCLID's image release, an amazing new image of Io by LBT, and new calculations of Pluto's oceans. We also look in detail at plans to return humans to the moon using Starship by SpaceX and Blue Moon by Blue Origin. Related Stories: Hubble Space Telescope down to 1 gyro EUCLID Space Telescope releases first images Large Binocular Telescope images Jupiter's moon Io Lucy Mission discovers asteroid Dinkinesh throws rocks Pluto's ocean details are calculated In-Depth: Returning...

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S2 Ep 22: Climate in Crisis (and stars in formation)

S2 Ep 22: Climate in Crisis (and stars in formation)

In this episode, we bring you stories on how JWST - Not LIGO and Virgo - spotted the most distant Black Hole merge to date, why the search for life on other worlds gets more challenging the more we look, and we take a deep dive into the things we’re doing that cause...

S2 Ep 22: Climate in Crisis (and stars in formation)

S2 Ep 21: Carrington 2024

In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at Sunspot complex 3664 and the beautiful chaos that it’s been creating. And because we’re in a planetary science kind of mood, we’re also looking at stories related to observing weather on alien worlds, the history of Mars...

S2 Ep 22: Climate in Crisis (and stars in formation)

S2 Ep 20: Io and Juno Begin to Part Ways

In February, on the closest approach, NASA's Juno spacecraft was within 930 miles of the closest moon Io’s surface. Since then, Juno’s orbit has been shrinking, bringing the mission closer to Jupiter and away from the circling Galilean moons. Io and Juno have parted...

S2 Ep 22: Climate in Crisis (and stars in formation)

S2 Ep 19: Catch the (Alien) Rainbow

As scientists discover and explore the atmospheres of more and more planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, we are learning that if you can imagine it, it probably exists. In a new paper discussing the planet WASP-76b, researchers describe what appears to be a...

S2 Ep 22: Climate in Crisis (and stars in formation)

S2 Ep 18: Following the Water Toward Climate Change

This week’s episode is brought to you by last week’s terrible weather. While experiencing hail and thunder IRL, we also saw press release after press release and article after article discussing climate change. This one-two punch of new science and the need for a new...

S2 Ep 22: Climate in Crisis (and stars in formation)

S2 Ep 17: Planet Formation is (Still) Not Well Understood

One of our recurring topics is “Planet formation is not well understood,” and a trio of new papers is making it clear why planet formation continues to... not be well understood. Put simply: the universe likes to create more diverse solar systems than an entire...

S2 Ep 22: Climate in Crisis (and stars in formation)

Special: NASA Budget cuts

Earlier in March, Congress voted into place the FY2024 budgets for multiple agencies, including NASA. The agency is being asked for an overall 2% cut. Combined with inflation rates over 3%, we are looking at a fairly significant cut to the U.S. budget for space...

S2 Ep14: Early Black Holes Formed Before Stars?

One of the unexpected realities of JWST is the discovery that we have really been asking the wrong questions in many astronomy areas. For instance: we generally asked how supermassive black holes and galaxies formed, with a basic assumption that these things happened...