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EVSN: Escape Velocity Space News

Jul 30, 2020

Join us today as we go back in time and examine what caused Earth to become a snowball… more than once. We also take a look at a dismembered globular cluster found at the edge of the Milky Way. And finally, Dr. Pamela gets to explain loop quantum cosmology. Wish her luck!

Jul 29, 2020

Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches that did and didn’t happen, including the second mission to Mars of the launch window, this one from China. Plus a Roscosmos resupply mission to the ISS and a Chinese rocket full of satellites

Jul 28, 2020

Join us today while we take a look at the final data set released by the RAVE spectroscopic survey of stars in the southern hemisphere. Also, scientists at Harvard’s CfA have characterized the “central engine” of a solar flare from our Sun. And finally, scientists in Europe observed a parent cloud feeding material...

Jul 27, 2020

Join us today while we take a look at the new origin story for an oddball family of meteorites. Yes, like a comic book hero, the parent (body) is no more. Additionally, we are treated to new images: NASA’s Juno mission gives us Ganymede’s North Pole, and the Hubble Space Telescope presents summer at Saturn.

Jul 23, 2020

Join us today as we learn that galaxies have magnetic fields, too. Also, scientists are excited to catch the ultraviolet flash of a type Ia supernova and directly image a multi-planet extrasolar system. Finally, researchers have developed a new method for finding “lost” worlds in NASA TESS data (but no dinosaurs,...