Dec 3, 2020
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches that happened from the past week, including a Japanese launch and, finally, the Falcon Eye 2 launch for the UAE. Plus an update on Chang’e 5 lunar lander!
Nov 18, 2020
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches that happened from the past week, including a Chinese launch, the NROL-101 launch (finally), the NASA/SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon launch and docking, and, unfortunately, a failed Vega launch from Arianespace.
Aug 18, 2020
Join us today for a lot of unsatisfying news. First, two objects appear to be pulsing in gamma-rays at the same pace, but they’re 100 light-years apart. Next, it turns out that stars with planets look chemically like any other star. And finally, our interstellar visitor, ‘Oumuamua, is NOT made of molecular hydrogen...
Jun 16, 2020
Join us today as we consider a new paper on why pulsars shine so brightly (hint: it’s those pesky magnetic fields). We take a look at new images of Antares’ massive atmospheric layers. Finally, we share a story from our own Planetary Science Institute: evidence has been found that there are volcanic craters on...
May 12, 2020
Our universe is trying to kill us, and today’s stories count the ways. Join us to learn about how past impacts shocked cubic zirconia into existing in rocks brought back by Apollo 17 astronauts. We also learn Mars would likely kill Earth-life trying to replicate on its surface. Finally, let’s talk about a single...