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Feb 28, 2020

Today we give a close look to the science behind that “Exploding Galaxy” filling all our feeds. Short version? Nothing exploded, but it’s still really cool. We also talk about a tiny rock (or rocket bit) that has been found dancing around the Earth.

Feb 27, 2020

In today’s episode we learn about how the lucky train of events that delivered a rock from Vesta to scientists on Earth allows us to study volcanism on an asteroid. We also look at how melty silicate rocks of the past may have started Earth’s magnetic field early in our planet’s past. Although not a rock, we also...

Feb 26, 2020

There were only two launches this week!  Annie chats about China's rocket launch amid the coronavirus outbreak, Russia's newest Meridian-M satellite, and Molniya orbits.

Feb 25, 2020

The latest issue of Nature Geoscience is a special issue filled with new science from the Mars Insight mission. We bring you the highlights and make sense of some of the click bait headlines you may already be seeing.

Feb 24, 2020

Today we look at a wide variety of topics, from the Insight mission's increasingly humorous techniques to get its mole to burrow, to weird rocks on the Moon's far side, to antimatter way of working just like regular matter. We are also sad to share that mathematician and orbital computer Katherine Johnson has...