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EVSN: Escape Velocity Space News

May 25, 2020

Join us live from the Virtual Balticon! We look at the new discovery of a ring galaxy 11 billion years back in time. We talk about today’s scheduled Virgin Orbit cubesat launch. And we go behind the scenes at how the Daily Space is made.

May 22, 2020

Join us today as we talk about radio transmitters found in the twinkling heart of the Milky Way. Then we'll look at an asteroid that has a comet-like tail. And finally, Bennu is about to be sampled by OSIRIS-Rex, and we helped make that happen!

May 21, 2020

Join us today as we discuss the impressive work by an undergraduate student who figured out how galaxy mergers influence the growth of supermassive black holes. We talk about a gigantic galaxy found in the early universe. And finally, we look at amazing images of a planet being formed around a distant star.

May 21, 2020

Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson. We look at the rocket launches that did and did not happen this past week, including China putting two more prototype communications satellites up and testing their new crewed (but not-yet-crewed) spacecraft. Additionally, we talk about ULA launching the...

May 19, 2020

Join us today when we learn about new research on how gamma ray bursts and hypernovae are related. Then we look at new adaptive optics that have proven images of protoplanets are real images of real planets. Finally, we are joined by Dr. Jian-Yang Li from the Planetary Science Institute.