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EVSN: Escape Velocity Space News

Jun 20, 2024

This week… there was a far too much news problem. We saw the last flight of Virgin Galactic’s Unity suborbital spacecraft, the first crewed flight of Boeing's Starliner capsule to the ISS, a more successful launch test of SpaceX’s massive starship, the successful landing, loading, and liftoff of Chang’e 6 at the...


Jun 6, 2024

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 and relieve climate change.


May 22, 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 Climate, and even how solar storms might...


May 8, 2024

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 ways, and Juno is now snuggling down into tighter...


Apr 25, 2024

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 giant rainbow in the atmosphere of another world......