Apr 14, 2021
Fermilab released the first results of their Muon g-2 experiment this week, and the fundamental particles don’t behave as predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. Plus, dust, more dust, Martian water (again), and a review of Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.
Apr 13, 2021
A new study examined the effects of recent increases in the number of space objects orbiting Earth and found that the proliferation of satellites contributes to a nearly ten percent increase over natural lighting of the night sky. Plus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, ancient Earth, volcanoes, and our weekly What’s Up segment.
Apr 8, 2021
In this week’s Rocket Roundup, host Annie Wilson presents another Starlink launch from SpaceX, another OneWeb launch from Arianespace, the very foggy SN11 test flight, and a Chinese launch. Plus, this week in rocket history, we look back at STS-1, which launched from the Kennedy Space Center on April 12th, 1981.
Apr 7, 2021
Using substantial ground arrays and underground muon detectors, the Tibet ASγ Collaboration has captured evidence of ultrahigh-energy gamma rays that are thought to be the result of nuclear interactions between cosmic rays and interstellar gas. Plus, OSIRIS-REx, Ingenuity, InSight, comet 2I/Borisov, and things getting...