May 27, 2021
Jupiter’s moon Europa, an icy world with a subsurface ocean that interests astrobiologists, may actually be hot enough to melt the interior rock and create volcanoes on the ocean floor. Plus, Ryugu, giant planets, fossil discoveries, Martian glaciers, and this week’s What’s Up!
May 26, 2021
There were only three launches this past week -- an SBIRS satellite for the United States government, an ocean-monitoring satellite for the Chinese government, and a very successful launch of a Virgin SpaceShip suborbital plane. Plus, this week in rocket history, we look back at the first crewed Skylab mission.
May 25, 2021
Physicists have built a pair of microscopic drums and, through quantum entanglement, have found they beat together in perfect synchrony. Plus, dwarf galaxies, China’s Zhurong rover, the East African Rift, and more about ice giants.
May 21, 2021
New research shows that our galaxy was already in place prior to a major collision with a dwarf galaxy ten billions years ago. Plus, meteor showers, fast radio bursts, tardigrades, climate change, and a science review of Godzilla vs. Kong. No. Really!
May 20, 2021
After a successful touchdown on Mars last week, the Zhurong lander has sent back both black and white and color images. Plus, pulsars, ocean depths, heavy metal vapor, radioactive elements, and this week’s What’s Up which includes a total lunar eclipse!